Prince Charles and Camilla’s ‘Secret Aussie son’ Simon Dorante-Day drops new ‘royal bloodline’ lead
The Queensland man who believes he is the secret son of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has shared “truly remarkable” new proof in his battle to prove his royal claims.
Simon Dorante-Day has attracted headlines across the globe since going public with his case, which he says are the result of years of research (see box below).
“My grandmother, who had worked for the Queen, told me outright that I was Camilla and Charles’ son many times,” he told 7NEWS.com.au.
Now a new side-by-side photo comparison of Dorante-Day’s teenage son and Prince Charles, 73, is creating a stir online.
The image shows Liam Dorante-Day alongside a younger Charles sporting similar expressions.
Royal watchers have noted the “quite obvious” resemblance between the “dead ringer” pair, with many saying they are stunned by the “uncanny” similarities.
“That’s Charles all right, except more handsome. Truly remarkable resemblance,” said one.
Added another: “Wow Simon the resemblance is uncanny, that’s unreal. The royal bloodline is definitely prominent. Can even see the same resemblance as Princess Anne in your pic.”
Wrote a third: “Besides the obvious features, even their hair is the same!”
Said one more: “Your son looks so much like your father Prince Charles but also looks very like your grandmother the Queen.”
Another commented, “The chin, ears and hairline. Crazy resemblance” – while one more noted that the “genes are showing big time.”
Some could also sympathise with Dorante-Day’s desire to discover the truth about his biological parents.
“Your son is Charles’s Grandson for sure,” said one Facebook user.
“I was adopted. It took me 30 years to find my mother. I feel for you Simon. We all know you are a part of this family.
“I was accepted immediately. Mum was a lovely lady. It took me another 40 years to find my American father’s family and again no question, I was accepted and we have all become very close on both sides of the family since then.
“I feel for you Simon. It isn’t fair. It should be conducted privately and they should come forward.”
This latest comparison comes is the latest photograph that Dorante-Day has released to show the similarities between himself, his children and some members of the royal family.
Earlier this year, a photo of Princess Charlotte alongside Dorante-Day’s daughter Meriam created a similar stir – while another image of Dorante-Day’s son compared to the Queen also resulted in worldwide headlines earlier this year.
“Photo comparisons and obvious physical resemblances are considered by the courts in paternity cases,” Dorante-Day previously told 7NEWS.com.au.
“Obviously DNA testing is the main goal here and what I want to happen, but the photographic evidence is just another piece of the puzzle.”
Dorante-Day has told 7NEWS.com.au that he’s been busy working on his upcoming legal battle in the Queensland courts with his wife, Dr Elvianna Dorante-Day.
“I’m preparing my case now, I just want answers and I want the truth to come out,” he said.
‘I have been through enough’
“I believe there is enough evidence for the courts to compel a DNA test from Charles and Camilla and I hope this happens.
“My family has been through enough, I have been through enough. As I’ve always said, I am simply a man who’s spent decades looking for my biological parents – and every road has led me to Charles and Camilla.
“I want to have a relationship with them, with William and Harry. But most of all, I want answers for my family. We are owed that.”
Simon Dorante-Day has provided these claims to support his belief that he is Charles and Camilla’s son.
- Dorante-Day was born on April 5, 1966, in Gosport, Portsmouth, in the UK.
- At the age of eight months, he was adopted by a local couple named Karen and David Day. His adoptive grandparents, Winifred and Ernest Bowlden, had both worked for the Queen and Prince Philip in one of their royal households. Ernest Bowlden also received an Imperial Service Award.
- Dorante-Day’s grandmother told him many times that he was Camilla and Charles’ child. “She didn’t just hint at it, she told me outright,” he said.
- Dorante-Day’s research has shown him that Charles and Camilla first became close in 1965. He claims months later, in the lead-up to when he was born, Camilla disappeared from Britain’s social scene for at least nine months, while Charles was sent to Australia.
- A historian has claimed the hospital where Dorante-Day was born – as listed on his birth certificate – didn’t deliver a single baby during the decade he was born. It’s further believed that the names the parents listed on his birth certificate were “fictitious”.
- Dorante-Day claims Camilla kept him until he was eight months old, using the royals and protection officers to help conceal him. He goes on to allege that when he was getting too old, it was arranged that one of the Queen’s former house staff – Dorante-Day’s adoptive grandmother – would have her daughter adopt him.
- Dorante-Day said he has recollections of being taken to houses around Portsmouth as a little boy. There he would spend time with the woman he believes was Camilla, while protection officers and his adoptive parents waited outside.
- Dorante-Day said his first and middle name – Simon Charles – were given to him by his biological parents. “My adoptive mother told me that it was a condition of the adoption that my name – Simon Charles – stay the same, my middle name stay the same,” he said. “Charles and Camilla had a close friend called Simon at the time.”