The grandfather from Queensland has tried several times to prove his claims legally but has lost out on each occasion.
An Australian man has made a bizarre claim that he is the secret love child of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles and has demanded the British Royal Family to "come clean" and admit the truth. Simon Dorante-Day, a grandfather from Queensland, has been fighting for decades to prove he is indeed the biological son of the royal couple. The determined man has even taken the case to an Australian High Court, 7News reports. The 55-year-old UK-born man asserts that he was conceived when Charles and Parker-Bowles were romantically involved with each other when they were just 17 and 18 in 1965. Dorante-Day was born in April 1966 and was adopted by a family in Portsmouth, England with connections to the Queen.
His claims rest on the words of his adopted grandmother who had told him that his real mother and father were indeed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. In a conversation with Sunrise, the man urged people with knowledge of his birth story to "come forward and come clean." Battling the accusations that he's getting rich because of his vehement pursuit of being called a royal, he noted that it was "costing" him. He said, "We’re forced to do this because we’re tired of moving around Australia hiding this secret that’s not our secret." Even though Dorante-Day has moved heaven and earth to publicize his allegations, the royal palace has never issued any response. But, now armed with a new piece of "evidence," he thinks will confirm the truth.
Just this week, the 55-year-old shared a side-by-side photo of his son Liam next to the Queen when she was in her early twenties. Reportedly, the similarity was noticed by a supporter who then posted it on social media. "I think the evidence speaks for itself, the face is what gives it away," he told David Koch and Natalie Barr. He added that he witnesses the royal resemblance "every day." He continued: "When I get up and the kids speak to me in the morning, it’s the first things I see, so it’s always in my face." When asked if he intends to give up his fight, he revealed that he no plans of doing so. "We owe it to our children for them to have answers. We have some exciting new legal paths that we’re looking at to uncover the truth. At the end of the day, I’m just a man who’s looking for his biological parents - and every road takes me to Charles and Camilla," he stated.
Dorante-Day has been steadfast about these claims for several years now. In 2019, he went as far as saying Prince Charles' first wife, Princess Diana, was aware of "his existence," per the Daily Mail. Princess Diana had made references to her husband's affair with Camilla, who went on to become his second wife after they got married in 2005. A historian with knowledge of the royal family claimed that the hospital Simon was born didn't deliver a single baby in the decade he was born. They further shared that the names the parents listed on his birth certificate were "fictitious." That didn't stop him from doubling down on his claims. He added that Camilla kept him until he was eight months old, and used royals and the protection they offered to help hide him from the public eye.
When he was getting old as a baby, it was allegedly arranged that one of the Queen's former house staff would have her daughter adopt him. He even added that he has recollections of being in houses around Portsmouth as a young boy. There he spent time with the woman he believes was Camilla, as his adoptive parent and protection officers waiter outside. However, none of his claims are likely to be believed by the world at large, considering his three failed legal attempts to prove his claims in court. Per Daily Mail, on one instance he was even laughed at by court clerks when he approached them.