An Australian grandfather, who claims he is the illegitimate son of King Charles III and his Queen Consort, Camilla, plans to take the Royals to court for DNA testing.
Simon Dorante-Day, from Australia’s sunshine state of Queensland, spoke to 7News Australia about his claims that the world’s newest king could be his father – having campaigned for DNA testing since 2018.
He regularly posts comparison images of him and his children alongside photos of the Royal Family to his Facebook – often bearing a striking resemblance to each other.
According to Dorante-Day, decades of research have proven that he could have been conceived by the King and the Queen Consort during a trip to Australia in 1965 (despite reports that the pair first met in 1970) – this would have made King Charles 17, and Camilla 18. He was eventually adopted from Portsmouth, UK, at eight months old.
The 56-year-old father of nine told 7News that he had spoken to a judge and barrister about the legalities of bringing a paternity case against King Charles, and whether his status as a member of the Royal Family could hinder this process.
“There has been a discussion in there between a judge and myself and his barrister about the legal standing of Charles, and whether the monarch is protected by the law or is above the law,” Dorante-Day told the news station.
“And the answer to that was no – they told me that we don’t see any reason why he is,” he said.
Dorante-Day also added that Camilla is not above the law when it comes to his paternity case, and that King Charles’ new status as the UK’s reigning monarch would not affect the case either.
He said: “A lot of people were concerned that when Charles rose to be monarch that it would damage my case. But it’s not going to make any difference legally, it’s still pressing ahead the same way.”
“I’ll be back to the Family Court. In his final ruling last time I was before the courts, the judge told me that if I come back with the evidence all nice and neatly stamped, then there’s no reason to deny an application for a DNA test, and Charles and Camilla will have to answer that,” he added.
The Aussie man also sent a letter to the Queen earlier this year, requesting that she get her eldest son to participate in DNA testing, however, she didn’t respond.
He later revealed, per the Daily Mail, that his adoptive grandparents had once worked for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, repeatedly telling their grandson that his parents were King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.
The Daily Mail also reported that, in the nine months preceding Dorante-Day’s birth, Camilla was absent from the British social scene and King Charles embarked on a trip Down Under.
Dorante-Day alleges that Camilla kept him until he was eight months old, before putting him up for adoption as he was too big to hide.
Still, however, Dorante-Day is continuing his plea for DNA testing, despite Her Majesty’s death last week, telling 7News: “I’ve been inundated with messages from people who just feel sorry for us, that the royal family are moving on and not addressing it and that it’s business as usual. I’m not backing down. I have no choice really, whether I’m fighting the Queen or Charles it makes no difference.”
“I’m still fighting for the truth,” he added. For anyone wanting a: “You are… NOT the father!” situation, expect to be waiting a while. Though, it would make for a great Maury Show episode…