A UK-born Australian man claiming he is the secret love child of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has shared a photo he believes is compelling "proof" of his links to the royal family.
“Elvie (his wife) and I feel like we see many members of the Royal Family in our children, but this one was an eye opener,” he told 7NEWS.com.au.
The Facebook post quickly received hundreds of reactions and comments.
“Yes can see resemblance. Also lots of other people from all sides. Prince Philip's family. Also the royal family. I think you have same type of features as Philip,” one woman wrote.
Another comment hoped the “truth” would finally “come out”.
“Too many similarities between yourself, your children and others for it to be a mere coincidence or conspiracy theory,” quipped another netizen.
Aussie on a Quest
Currently a resident of Queensland, the 55-year-old father of nine has long claimed that he was conceived in 1965 when Charles was just 17, and Camilla 18.
The engineer, born in Gosport, Hampshire, the UK, in April 1966 and adopted at 18 months, insists his adopted grandmother told him "many times" he was Charles and Camilla's child.
Furthermore, he claims his adoptive grandparents Winifred and Ernest worked as a cook and gardener for the Queen and Prince Philip.
After dropping numerous hints, according to Simon Dorante-Day, his adopted grandmother confirmed the “truth” of his lineage on her deathbed in 1998.
“The first thing I did was find out if it was possible… where were they? What was going on at the time?” said the man, who is supported on his “quest” to prove his claims by legal aides and his wife, Dr Elvianna Dorante-Day.
The stunning mystery of his birth, claims the man, would never have been revealed if it wasn’t for the death of Princess Diana in 1997.
“We believe that Diana knew of my existence and that she had put the pieces together. 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 told New Idea in 2019.
The man went as far as to file papers to the Australian High Court in an effort to compel the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to take a paternity test.
“It’s my international right to do that. That will be the next step,” he told the TODAY show.
To this day, the Aussie ‘love child’ is waiting for the royals to officially respond to his claims.