The bruising on her hands reminded me of my grandmother who suffered from chronic leukaemia (often called old-age leukaemia) in her last few years.
In order to counter the negative effects of the leukaemia she was given periodic blood-transfusions in order to up the white blood-cell count.
But the older she got, the more bruised her hands and arms were after such a transfusion. And the purple shade of the hands of The Queen reminded me of those bruises.
And of course the older we get, the weaker the walls of our veins become and so we bruise easier. Seeing the age of The Queen, it is not a stretch to think that that is what is happening.
Seems strange that she was well enough to receive the outgoing and incoming prime ministers only yesterday and yet this sudden collapse within 24 hours!
Obviously there has been something much more serious going on than simple mobility issues. There have been comments about a large bruise on her right hand in the picture of her with Liz Truss yesterday and wonder if she has suffered a fall? As happened with my late mother, falls can be very serious for people of advanced age and can trigger all sorts of damaging health repercussions!