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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