Simon Dorante-Day Claims He's The Secret Love Child Of Prince Charles And Camilla

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Simon Dorante-Day Claims He's The Secret Love Child Of Prince Charles And Camilla
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Who is the alleged secret love child of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles? The drama never stops when you're a royal!

In February 2019, there were some tense times at Kensington Palace when a man came forward claiming he was the secret love child of Prince Charles and his second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. Apparently, he has photos showing proof that he is their love child, and is entitled to the royal throne.

Who is Simon Dorante-Day? Dorante-Day claims he was conceived during Charles and Bowles' salacious affair while Charles was still married to Princess Diana. He claims he was put up for adoption before anyone could find out he existed.

"We believe Diana knew of my existence and that she had put the pieces together. At the time, there were all sorts of rumours flying around about the royal family, and my existence was one of them. I think Diana was at a point where she was finding out answers about her life, how she was wronged, and she was going to go public with it,” he said

There is only one problem with Dorante-Day's claim: He was born on April 5, 1966. That makes him 52 years old. Princess Diana was seven years old in 1966 and not yet married to Prince Charles. Moreover, Prince Charles and Bowles were both single in 1966. 

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So, where's the real scandal? Who is Simon Dorante-Day and is he really the secret love child of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles?

1. Who is Prince Charles and Camilla's alleged secret love child? Dorante-Day claims that he resembles Camilla Parker Bowles' son. 

Dorante-Day claims that his original birth certificate lists fake names for his biological parents. He's hinging his story on the fact that photos of him as a teenager bear a resemblance to Bowles' son, Tom Parker Bowles.

He was born in England and adopted by Karen and David Day. His adoptive grandparents worked for Queen Elizabeth at the time. They allegedly told him the truth about his birth.

Simon claims, “I was very close to my grandmother and she told me many times that I was Camilla and Charles’ child. She didn’t just hint at it, she told me outright.”

2. There are holes in his story. 

Dorante-Day was reportedly adopted at 18 months old after being born near Portsmouth. Camilla would have been 17 when he was conceived. Prince Charles would have been 18.

He was born in 1966. Charles and Bowles did not meet until mid-1971. Dorante-Day claims that he knows they actually met as children. 

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3. He's actually been making the claim for a few years now. 

Dorante-Day lives in Australia and has nine children. He has been going on and on about his outlandish claim that he's Prince Charles' eldest son for over three years now. He believes the truth of his birth would have been revealed if not for Diana's tragic death in 1997.

He has a public Facebook page where he lays out his claim to the throne. He's said, “Someone had commented on my facial bone structure being the same as Her Maj," and, “The Camilla-style hair doesn’t miss.” While another of his Facebook friends commented on an old photo of Simon, "William looked a bit like you at this age."

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4. His friends seem to back up his claim. 

Dorante-Day calls himself Prince Simon on social media. He'd like a DNA test to prove he's the long lost son of Prince Charles and Bowles.

One of his friends commented on social media, "Simon, there is no doubt you are of royal blood. Why can't they just come out and admit it." Another said, "You very much look like Camilla's brother. I wish you all the best with your case."

Some sane individuals, however, were quick to question the insane claims, with one commenting, "Two people who have blue eyes cannot produce a brown eyed person. How is that explained in your case Simon?" 

He responded, "That's been explained publicly Sue it's already out there — that's why they had to tamper with my eyes — exactly the point!"

5. Prince Charles and Bowles haven't responded to the claims. 

Prince Charles and Bowles have not bothered to lower themsevles to commenting on the claims.

Charles has two sons — 37-year-old Prince William, and 35-year-old Prince Harry — from his marriage to the late Princess Diana. Camilla has two children — 42-year-old Laura and 45-year-old Tom — from her marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles.

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

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