06/18/2012

What's wrong with Queen's bloodshot eye?

Queen eye
Queen Elizabeth attends The Cartier  Queen's Cup final at Guards Polo Club on Sunday in Egham, England. (Getty Images)

People are so used to seeing a blemish-free Queen Elizabeth, it must have been slightly startling to see her with a distinctly bloodshot eye on Sunday.

Queen eye1It might easily be put down to lack of sleep, based on the hectic schedule the 86-year-old monarch has had over the last few weeks with her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. But, whatever it was, Buckingham Palace was quick to dismiss enquiries.

"Nothing untoward" had happened to caused the condition, they said. In fact, the Queen was in "fine fettle."

The Queen, who rarely misses an engagement, was in Surrey at the final of the Cartier Queen's Cup polo event. Prince Philip, who has just returned to royal duties following a bladder infection, accompanied the Queen.

There are numerous causes for bloodshot eyes, but allergies to eye fatigue to dehydration.

Whatever the cause, the Queen seemed to take no notice of it as she went about her business of being, well, royal.

 

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