Simon Dorante-Day is convinced: he is the illegitimate son of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. For several years, this 55-year-old Australian has been proclaiming loud and clear that his parents are none other than the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, who conceived him in 1965, when they were 17 and 18 years old. A story that Simon Dorante-Day firmly believes, he who was born in Portsmouth before being adopted at the age of 9, claiming that his adoptive grandparents have worked for Elizabeth II and Prince Philip over the years 1960, says The Mirror. And he tries to prove his allegations, in particular by publishing “proof” that he is well affiliated with the royal family.
On his Facebook account, Simon Dorante-Day shared a picture of his son comparing him to a portrait of Elizabeth II, in profile. According to him, the resemblance would be striking between the young man and the aged monarch at the time of 20 years. Seeing these two pictures compared, the 55-year-old says he was “blown away”, and claims to have proof that he is telling the truth. Convinced of this family link, he went to the High Court of Australia to present his case, having failed in three previous legal attempts to prove his claims, assuring that his adoptive grandmother even told him several time he was the son of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles.
The alleged illegitimate son of Charles and Camille calls for a DNA test
In January 2020, Simon Dorante-Day had filed a new legal action to have his affiliation with the Windsors recognized, notably requiring a DNA test from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. “This is the most important step taken so far – I had to set a deadline, set a date, because we needed answers,” he said. “But when they had to treat it seriously, the file was sent to Sidney to the Supreme Court judge for him to deal with and now they are assessing the case,” he added, even seeing at the time the departure of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as a “coincidence” while the latter had mentioned “new challenges”. “I keep wondering if he is referring to that,” he had breathed.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles © Agence