A man from Australia who recently claimed to be the secret son of Prince Charles and Camilla has shared another proof of the letter he sent to the royal.
Simon Dorante-Day, 54, was born in Gosport, near Portsmouth, in April 1966, and was adopted when he was 18-months-old by British couple Karen and David Day.
Simon, who now lives in Queensland, has spoken a number of times about his belief that he was put up for adoption by then 18-year-old Camilla Shand.
The Queensland man who claims to be the secret son of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has made headlines around the world since going public with his case, which he says is the result of years of research.
“My grandmother, who had worked for the Queen, told me outright that I was Camilla and Charles’ son many times,” he told 7NEWS AU.
He recently released his initial letter to Prince Charles and Camilla where he raised his paternity claims for the first time.
Simon has revealed how an email from Detective Inspector Dave Smith from the Royalty and Specialist Protection unit of the UK’s Metropolitan Police could be crucial in helping his case.
“Just to confirm that I received the letter you sent by airmail addressed to me,” the 2015 email allegedly wrote by Detective Smith reads.
“I opened the outer packaging containing my details.The inner letter addressed to the Prince I took by hand, unopened, to the Princes’ correspondence team. I hope this is suitable. ”
The letter in question was written by Simon and outlined the Queensland engineer’s belief that Prince Charles and Camilla are his parents.
In the letter, he says that he has been looking for his “natural parents” for as long as he can remember, “but in earnest researching and investigating for the last 15 years”.
“This combination of historical research remembered events and statements, investigation and approaching Government resources continually points in one direction; that of yourselves,” he wrote.
There is no proof that the email Simon published to his Facebook page is real. Although he believes that the email proves that Prince Charles knows about his claims.
He said he released the correspondence to show how far he went in an effort to solve the paternity matter privately before going public with his claims.
Prince Charles and Camilla have never responded to Simon’s claims. While he has been quite vocal about the situation on social media and interviews over the years.
“The depth to which I had already acted before this issue broke in the media, or was even on Facebook or the TV, is just not clearly understood,” Simon said.“This evidence is from July 2015 when my letter was handed to Prince Charles’ private secretary by D.
I.David Smith of SO14 and the Metropolitan Police Professional Standards Unit. ”
“I authored the letter, but it was reviewed and approved by a leading Australian Family Law firm before it was dispatched,” he added.
Simon has fought for decades to prove his claims that Charles and Camilla are his biological parents, even taking his battle to the Australian High Court. The grandfather believes he was conceived when 17-year-old Charles and 18-year-old Camilla were first linked to one another in 1965.
He claims that in the lead-up to his birth in April 1966, Camilla disappeared from Britain’s social scene for at least nine months, while Charles was sent to Australia.
Since going public with his claim, he has shared numerous side-by-side images comparing himself and his son to the Royals, including one of him with Charles, Camilla, The Queen, and Prince Philip.
Last week, he shared a new photo comparison of himself with Prince William, leaving royal watchers to comment on the “incredible” likeness.
He also shared a collage of photos comparing his daughter to Princess Charlotte and the Queen as a young girl and a photo comparing his son to the Queen.
Simon, who is married to an Indigenous Australian woman named Elvianna, often posts updates on his bid to be recognized by the royal family to Facebook. He has also filed papers to the High Court in a bid to force the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to take a DNA test.