The Australian man who claims he is the secret son of Prince Charles and Camilla has shared even more “proof” of his royal links.
Queenslander Simon Dorante-Day was born in the UK in April 1966 before being adopted by a family in Portsmouth, England, who had links to the Queen. His grandparents were working in the royal household at the time he was born in 1966. The 55-year-old further claims he was conceived in 1965 by a 17-year-old Charles and 18-year-old Camilla.
He said that he recalls his adopted mum and nan speaking about him when he was a child saying the “visitations needed to stop”. “I was walking to my nan’s [house] when I was about five or six and I heard nan say to mum, ‘Well, the visitations have got to stop, he’s going to remember them,'” he said. “I walked in the door and said, ‘Remember what?’ and of course I copped a mouthful for talking out of turn.
He says his grandfather has fought for decades to prove that the royal couple is his biological parents and has even taken his battle to the High Court. Not only did he stop there, but Simon also said he believes that the royals were so intent on keeping him a secret as he might be recognised by his appearance that they had his teeth and eyes changed.
He also shared multiple pictures comparing himself and his family to royal members, most recently uploading a new image of his son Liam next to a photo of the Queen in her 20s.
Again speaking to the media he stated that there is one picture in particular that shows his similarity to the royals is undeniable. The comparison photo shows the Australian man alongside Camilla’s late brother Mark Shand.
Prince Charles and Camilla have never responded to Dorante-Day’s claims. While he has been quite vocal about the situation on social media and interviews over the years, as of recently, Dorante-Day has released his initial letter to Charles and Camilla from 2012, where he raised his paternity claims for the first time.
“The letter below is the one I wrote to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2012,” he said. “I had a family lawyer review the letter – he made no changes. It was hand-delivered by Detective Inspector David Smith of SO14 to Prince Charles Private Secretary, for which I have a receipt, and time of delivery.”
In the letter, he says he has been looking for his “natural parents” for as long as he can remember, “but in earnest researching and investigating for the last 15 years”.
“This combination of historical research remembered events and statements, investigation and approaching Government resources continually points in one direction; that of yourselves.”
Dorante-Day then went on to outline concerns that his Australian wife, Dr Elvianna Dorante-Day, and children were being targeted over their claims.
“Subsequently, because of these types of incidents, I have also enlisted the assistance of a legal firm who are willing to represent me in this endeavour should this letter prove to be ineffectual,” the man wrote at the end.
“Furthermore, I am also aware that as I was adopted there is a legislative obligation for me to give my consent to my natural parents for them to contact me. Given this opportunity in an informed manner, I would gladly give my consent. I know that my story sounds unbelievable, but everything I say is checkable – if you don’t believe it, check it,” he said.
“I’m simply a man looking for my biological parents, and every road has led me back Camilla and Charles. I’m not in this for money or for a title – I simply want to know who my parents are.”