‘I see her’: King Charles and Camilla’s alleged love child says he can’t look at his children as they resemble late Queen
'It's hard at the moment because every time I look at one of them I see her. So that kind of brings the grief on,' said Simon Charles Dorante-Day
LONDON, ENGLAND: A man who self-proclaimed himself as the "love child" of King Charles and Camilla claimed he is unable to look at his own children because they remind him of Queen Elizabeth II. Simon Charles Dorante-Day has even requested a DNA test to support his ludicrous claim that he is the royal couple's son who was born before their wedding. His extraordinary claims have kept him in the news for years, and now that Her Majesty has died, he is eager to move forward with establishing his ancestry.
Simon was reportedly born in Portsmouth, UK, on April 5, 1966, and was adopted when he was eight months old by a family that later settled in Australia. His adoptive grandparents are said to have worked for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in one of their royal households, and he claims his adoptive grandmother repeatedly told him he was the son of Charles and Camilla.
In an interview with 7NEWS, Dorante-Day discussed his friendship with the Royal Family and his feelings in the wake of the Queen's death. He mentioned that some of his nine children, whom he refers to as "Lilibet," are so similar to his "grandmother" that he is having trouble looking at them. He stated, "It's hard at the moment because every time I look at one of them I see her. So that kind of brings the grief on. A lot of my friends are also mourning that the Queen's passed, and they're quite sad." He added, "To see them brings it back. It's right in your face, it's not something you can ignore."
Dorante-Day, who is 56 years old, thinks Charles and Camilla had him when the monarch was only 17 before giving him to people who had worked for them back then. Some have questioned whether Charles taking the throne has dashed his hopes of making a claim, but he claims he has not been discouraged. He stated, "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. And the answer to that was no - they told me that we don’t see any reason why he is." He continued, "And secondly, Camilla and her family are certainly not above the law. So that argument’s already been had and settled. 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."
According to Simon, his research suggests Charles and Camilla first became close in 1965 after meeting at Winston Churchill's funeral in January of that year. He claims he was told it was a condition of the adoption that his names Simon and Charles were not changed. The self-proclaimed prince has reportedly spent the past couple of years moving the courts to have the royals commit to paternity and maternity tests, but to no avail. In the meantime, he has garnered popularity on social media by posting images comparing photos of himself and his children alongside members of the royal family.