Queen feared baby Charles ‘sausage fingers’ as they spark health fears from fans

The Queen once claimed that Prince Charles had "interesting" hands as a baby, which eventually morphed into the swollen "sausage fingers" the newly-appointed King is known for.

King Charles III recently became King of England after the passing of mother Queen Elizabeth II, who penned a letter about his strange hands when he was born in November 1948.

Upon the birth of the former Prince of Wales, a letter to the Queen's former music teacher revealed he had an "interesting pair of hands for a baby".

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It would appear that despite being "enormously proud" of the birth, conversation over the strange state of Charles' hands were at the centre.

In her letter, the Queen wrote: "The baby is very sweet and we are enormously proud of him. He has an interesting pair of hands for a baby.

"They are rather large, but with fine long fingers quite unlike mine and certainly unlike his father's. It will be interesting to see what they become. I still find it hard to believe I have a baby of my own!"

King Charles III has often joked about the state of his "sausage fingers", as he once dubbed them on a tour of Australia back in 2012.

But the health conditions causing the swollen fingers have caused growing fears from fans, who have shared photos of the fingers across social media.

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Doctor Gareth Nye, speaking to Daily Star, said the likely problems of either old age or a condition known as Oedema.

Dr Nye explained: "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."

Other causes of the condition could be a high salt diet or specific medications, The Mirror reported.

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