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Man who claims to be Charles’ secret son shares last Queen letter before she died

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A Queensland man who claims to be the secret son of King Charles III and Camilla has shared his final correspondence with the Queen, a week after her historic funeral.

Simon Dorante-Day has attracted headlines around the world with his claims, which he says are the result of decades of research (see box at bottom of the page).

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Now the 56-year-old father-of-nine has released his last letter to the Queen, where he appealed the monarch to step in and take action regarding his case.

Dorante-Day has never revealed the contents of his private note – which was posted last November – until now.

“I think it’s time – it’s time for the world to read this,” he told 7NEWS.com.au.

Copies of the letter Dorante-Day wrote to the Queen, as well as correspondence with Queensland’s Governor General. Credit: Supplied to 7NEWS.com.au

“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.”

In the letter to the Queen, Dorante-Day explained that he reached out to the Queen after approaching Queensland’s Governor General Dr Jeanette Young about his case.

A comparison of Prince Charles, Dorante-Day and Camilla. Credit: Facebook

“I take the liberty of approaching you via the Governor’s Office however, given the position with which my family and I find ourselves, we feel this action is justified,” he wrote.

He then went on to detail claims that his appearance had been altered during his childhood through a series of medical procedures.

“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,” he continued.

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

A recent comparison of Simon Dorante-Day and Prince Charles. Credit: Supplied

Dorante-Day then stated that his adopted grandmother – who had worked for the Queen – had told him directly that Charles and Camilla were his birth parents.

“Furthermore, 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.

“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.”

A copy of the final letter Dorante-Day wrote to the Queen. Credit: Supplied

He then finished off his note by appealing for help with his case.

“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.

“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.”

A photo comparison of Dorante-Day’s son Liam and Queen Elizabeth II. Credit: 265779852006101/Supplied

Dorante-Day said he is now looking forward to taking up his fight with Charles directly.

“I’m now looking to the future and I’m ready to take on Charles,” he previously told 7NEWS.com.au.

“It makes no difference to me whether that mountain in front of me is male or female. It makes no difference to me how high that mountain is.

“I’ve still got to climb it to prove what I know to be true. So from that regard, nothing has changed.”

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The case

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.”
Simon Dorante-Day with his wife, Dr Elvianna Dorante-Day. Credit: Supplied

Source: 7News