An Australian engineer convinced he is the love child of a young Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles thanked well-wishers for their ‘beautiful’ messages on Mother’s Day – claiming he knows the Duchess ‘shares his pain’ at being separated.
British-born father-of-nine Simon Charles Dorante-Day, 55, who now lives in Queensland, insists he is related to the royals and has said a number of times that he would like a DNA test to prove his family link. Charles and Camilla have never responded to his claims.
It comes amid claims another Australian gentleman living in Darwin believes he is the illegitimate son of Edward VIII.
Writing on Facebook yesterday, Simon said mothering Sunday is ‘always a hard day’ for him, and he feels the ‘pain’ of others who don’t have a mother to share it with.
A comparative image of Simon Charles Dorante-Day (left) opposite the woman he claims is his real mother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
He wrote: ‘It’s Mothers Day over here in Australia today… so a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who fulfil the role of mother wherever you are.
‘Also, a big hug to all those of you who miss their Mother, never got to speak to or touch their Mother, never knew their Mother, and Mother’s who have lost or had to give up their children. I feel your pain – Everyday, and I know she does too.
‘God gave me the best Mother for my children I could ever ask for, you will never know how much she’s done – Happy Mothers Day Dr. Sweetie [sic].’
Simon followed it up with a later post thanking social media users for their kind wishes, adding: ‘Always a hard day for me, you all certainly helped.’