There are many mysteries that surround the British Royal Family.

In all honesty, at this stage the smoke-and-mirrors air of mystique feels more like a well-executed ploy to protect their best interests. No one knows quite what life as a royal looks like behind-the-scenes, and that’s to their great advantage.

The idea that the royals are almost ‘other-worldly’, divine beings isn’t new. Centuries ago people lived and died believing that their King or Queen had been chosen by God to lead them. Some believed the reigning monarch to be almost a sort of god themselves.

These days we know better, and yet it would be wrong to claim that there doesn’t remain a degree of strange fascination where the royals are concerned.

That’s why their every move is so often scrutinized. It’s why they can’t even dream of living lives of remote anonymity like the rest of us. It’s why they’re born into extreme wealth and status that could be considered every bit a curse as much as it a blessing.

Now, it should go without saying that there are many theories surrounding the Royal Family, its origins and the everyday lives of its members.

These range from the wonderful to the wacky to the downright insane. In some places you can read about how the British monarchy aren’t humans at all, but part of a race of lizards running the world and donning the skins of men and women to fit in.

Others are not so … outlandish.

If you’re a royal fan you might well have heard of one particular rumor started by an Australian man claiming to be the true-born son of now-King Charles.

As per reports, Simon Dorante-Day, from Queensland, has long tried to convince people that he is Charles’ son, and so a half-brother of sorts to Princes William and Harry. He’s even claimed he has evidence to back it up, and has repeatedly tried to make contact with the Royal Family.

It only make sense, then, that he was deeply affected by the death of his ‘grandmother’, Queen Elizabeth. In fact, he decided to share the last letter he had ever written to her …

For years, Simon Dorante-Day, a 56-year-old man from Queensland, Australia, has been making tabloid headlines by claiming he is the secret son of King Charles and his wife Camilla.

According to 7NEWS, Simon was born on April 5, 1966, in Gosport, Portsmouth, and was adopted by a couple named Karen and David Day. His adoptive grandparents Winifred and Ernest Bowlden both worked in the royal household of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

But his adoptive grandmother dropped a bombshell by telling him his real parents were actually Prince Charles and Camilla. “She didn’t just hint at it, she told me outright,” he told 7NEWS.

While Charles and Camilla didn’t marry until 2005, their close relationship goes all the way back to the 1960s. They maintained a well-known affair while they were both married — a major factor in Charles’ crumbling marriage to Diana.

Thus, Simon believes that he was conceived by the couple when they were teenagers, and the royal family covered it up to avoid a scandal and arranged an adoption under fake names. While the royals have refused to acknowledge his claims, he’s spent decades trying to prove his case.

A DNA test from the King

The death of his “grandmother” Queen Elizabeth II, and the ascension of Charles to the throne, has only added more fuel to Simon’s mission.

The Queen’s death was a moment of complex emotions for Simon. He was sad over the Queen’s passing, but also sad that she never responded to his letters, and that a “window of opportunity has closed,” he told 7NEWS.

Still, he saw it as an opportunity to turn his attention to his “dad,” the new King Charles: “I’m not dealing with her any more, I’m dealing with him.”

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Ia new development, Simon said he would try to bring legal action against the king and is planning to take him to court in order to get a DNA test.

“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,” Simon said. “And the answer to that was no – they told me that we don’t see any reason why he is.”

“And secondly, Camilla and her family are certainly not above the law. So that argument’s already been had and settled.

He says that a judge told him that if he presents his evidence in court, there is no reason for them to deny his application for a DNA test, and Charles and Camilla will have to answer, even if they are King and Queen.

‘Kick in the face’

In recent weeks, Simon has also expressed some resentment towards his possible half-brother, Prince William, who was declared Prince of Wales and next in line to the throne.

But if Simon’s claims are legitimate, he is Charles’ first-born son, and technically it is his birthright to be in the line of succession.

“It’s hard not to take Charles naming William as the Prince of Wales as anything other than a kick in the face,” he told 7NEWS. “He gives William a title like that, well where’s my answer? Where’s my DNA test? If you are not my father, then prove you’re not.”

“I feel dismissed. Charles got what he wanted: he got the throne, he got his wife, he got it all. I don’t even get the truth about my mother. When’s it going to swing the other way? Now it’s time for me to get my happy ending.”

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Irrespective of your feelings and thoughts towards Simon’s claim, it’s impossible to deny that the man is persistent in his efforts.

As per reports, he told that he was ready to now share “confidential” letters that mark his last correspondence with the Queen before her passing.

“I think it’s time – it’s time for the world to read this,” he said.

“I’ve kept the contents of the letter confidential until now, but with her passing I think it’s appropriate to share my last correspondence with her.

“When she passed away, I was disappointed that she had died without responding to my message. That was my first thing – just sad, because that window of opportunity has closed.”


Moreover, Simon, who has nine kids of his own, spelled out in his letter to the Queen just why he believes that he is of her own blood.

He claimed he was born in the UK before being adopted at eight months old. Both of his adoptive grandparents worked for the Queen and Prince Philip.

“Over the years of residing with the Day family, my adopted grandparents Winifred and Earnest Bowlden often spoke about the time they worked for the Royal household,” he wrote in his last letter to Queen Elizabeth.

“Then on my last visit to the United Kingdom in 1998, my adopted grandmother Winifred told me herself, that my birth parents were your son Charles and his wife Camilla.”

He added: “I can certainly understand, and to some degree forgive, actions that have been taken in the past in relation to my existence, but I cannot forget what has occurred.

“These actions I believe were undertaken to conceal my true identity.”

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Simon finished the letter by stating his hope that the Queen herself would come forward to help him resolve the matter.

“It would be naive of me to think you are not aware of my claims. Nor that you have not been following events to date,” he wrote.

“Subsequently, you will all be aware of the actions I have recently commenced and the level of attention this has already received.

“I am writing on behalf of my family and I to ask for your assistance in coming forward and resolving this issue and stopping this global assault.

“May God give you the strength to come forward.

I don’t know about you, but I personally find it difficult to believe any of Simon’s claims. Let us know your thoughts in the comments box.

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