Butcher flogs ‘Charles sausages’ in savage swipe at monarch’s swollen digits

King Charles III has been brutally mocked by a butcher over his swollen fingers.

Avon's Butchery in Auckland, New Zealand, announced on social media today (Wednesday, September 14) that they would be stocking a special product for a limited time only to mark Charles' ascension to the throne.

Charles was formerly proclaimed King on Saturday (September 10).

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Given the amount of appearances he's been making in recent days, people on social media have noticed that Charles' fingers appear swollen. Enlarged images of his hands have been doing the rounds.

"Have y’all ever seen Charles’s fingers," one tweet read. A second read: "A reminder that these are King Charles III’s fingers."

In a light-hearted reference to this, an Instagram Story from Avon's Butchery revealed their new line of sausages was called "King Charles Sausage Fingers".

The caption read: "Limited stocks."

The butcher also shared a photo of Charles, where they had removed his hands and replaced them with actual sausages.

"I'm going to hell," the caption read.

Charles himself previously referred to his fingers as "sausage fingers" while on tour in Australia in 2012.

Last week Dr Gareth Nye, senior lecturer at the University of Chester, told the Daily Star that several conditions such as oedema and arthritis could be responsible for the swelling.

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.

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"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."

However, the doctor insisted there was no cause for concern. He concluded: "There certainly aren't any immediate health concerns to be concluded from swollen fingers and is most likely a sign of his age."

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