Concerning detail in final photo of the Queen: 'Something afoot'

·Lifestyle Editor
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A detail in the last public photo of the Queen sparked speculation she was living out her final days.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch, was pictured on September 6 when she met and swore in the UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral in Scotland.

The Queen passed away 'peacefully' just two days later.

However when the photo emerged, some were concerned the Queen was looking frail, with a dark bruise spotted on her hand also causing alarm.

Sunrise royal expert Rob Jobson told the program on Friday morning that he predicted the Queen would not have long left.

The Queen is seen in the last photo smiling as she stretches a hand out to the newly-elected prime minister.

Queen Elizabeth shakes the hand the UK's new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Queen Elizabeth swore in new Prime Minister Liz Truss just two days before her death. Source: Getty

"Certainly there's something afoot," he said of the photo.

“There was some issue whether or not she would be able to do that audience with Miss Truss that’s what I heard but she was adamant that she wanted to do it and she did it.”

The Daily Mirror's royal editor Russell Myers also told the breakfast program the Queen had been suffering away from the public eye in her final days.

“Her mobility issues had been increasing unfortunately in recent weeks and stopped her ability to get out as much,” Myers said.

“Absolutely determined that she would welcome Miss Truss as her 15th Prime Minister and she had a packed schedule that day.

“People I have spoken to people who saw her that Tuesday and said that she was still bright-eyed she was still smiling getting on with the job.

“Sadly it does seem that did take an awful lot out of her and has led us to this tremendously sad day.”

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