Royal fans spot King Charles III hiding something in new Royal Family portrait

Less than 24 hours after the first new Royal Family portrait was released, many people have been analysing the image.

And a lot of people have come to the same conclusion – King Charles III is hiding something very infamous in the snap.

The new image features the Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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It was snapped at Buckingham Palace on September 18, just 10 days after the death of the Queen (September 8) – just one day before the official state funeral.

The picture sees all of them wearing black as it was taken during the period of Royal mourning.

Charles, 73, is standing with his left hand held at the top of his pocket while his right arm is gently tucked around Camilla’s waist, and William, 40, is standing in between his dad and wife as all the family group looks straight at the camera and smiles.

The photograph was taken before Charles and Camilla hosted a Buckingham Palace reception for world leaders on the eve of the Queen’s funeral.

And it appears that Charles is hiding, what some have called, his “sausage fingers”.

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The King is standing in the image with his hands hidden on both sides.

Dr Gareth Nye, Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester, spoke to the Daily Star last month about what could be causing the affliction.

He said: "Oedema is a condition where the body starts to retain fluids in the limbs, normally the legs and ankles but also in the fingers which causes them to swell.

"Oedema is a common condition and mostly affects people over the age of 65 as the ability for fluid control is restricted," he added.

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"To see if this is the cause, pressing the swollen area for about 15 seconds would cause a depression in the area."

But that hasn't stop people noticing the lack of fingers in the latest image.

One user on Twitter wrote: “Charles has deffo read the comments people have made about his hands (sic).”

And another posted: “Charles saw you lot chatting s**t about his fingers and hid his hand.”

A third tweeted: “Charles keeping the sausage fingers hidden.”

Another explanation for the swollen fingers could be arthritis.

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Dr Nye added: "Arthritis- another common condition in the over 60s. It often affects three main areas in the hand – the thumb joint or either joints in the fingers.

"Fingers usually become stiff, painful and swollen and although medication can help with the pain, the swelling can remain.

"Uncommon causes may include high salt diet leading to fluid retention, certain medications can rarely lead to swelling as a side effect such as with blood pressure medications or steroid medications."

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