Simon Dorante-Day faces mysterious visitors and wild allegations in Royal parentage saga

Dec 06, 2023
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In a bizarre turn of events, Simon Dorante-Day, the Queensland man who has long asserted that he is the secret love child of King Charles and Queen Camilla, recently found himself at the center of an alleged royal family scam.

Dorante-Day and his wife, Elvianna, were awakened in the early hours of December 2 by an unexpected visit from a woman with an American accent and a man claiming to be a private investigator.

According to Dorante-Day, the woman made an astonishing claim: she professed to be the secret illegitimate daughter of the late Prince Philip, residing in San Francisco.

Her reason for tracking down the Australian couple was to request a sample of Dorante-Day’s DNA for a comparative analysis to prove their shared royal lineage.

“She explained that she had travelled from the US after hiring an investigator to track me down in Queensland. The whole purpose of her visit was to ask me for a sample of my DNA,” Dorante-Day told 7 News. 

“She wanted to compare it to hers, to basically prove that we were both related to the royal family.”

However, as the bizarre encounter unfolded, Dorante-Day became increasingly suspicious.

“This woman had a lot of so-called proof to back up her claims, but the whole thing just seemed really fishy,” he said.

“She said that she always knew she was adopted, but that her adoptive parents were against her tracking down her biological mother and father. It was only when they died that she was able to finally investigate.

“She said that she obtained her birth certificate and adoption papers and found that they were both doctored — the hospital that was listed didn’t exist, other details were fabricated. These are points that mirror my own experiences, so I was interested.

“So she said she turned to the FBI for help in tracking down her real birth certificate and they eventually handed her papers which showed she was the daughter of Prince Philip.

“She said they then suggested that she track me down in Australia, that they’d seen my story on YouTube and that she could maybe help my case.

“Of course my bulls*** meter is flying off the handle at this point. I know how hard it is to get any government authority to address these sorts of issues — I hardly think the Federal Bereau of Investigation would just offer up the fact that she was the daughter of the Queen’s late husband.”

Dorante-Day, no stranger to skepticism surrounding his claims, quickly identified what he believed to be a scam.

“She said that she’s already been given a large payout from the royal family after she proved she was the daughter of Prince Philip,” he said. “Claimed she’d flown to Australia first class and had lots of money.

“And she felt that if she was able to compare my DNA to her DNA, and prove we were both descendants of the royal family, then we could ask them for even more money.

“Elvianna and I told her what we’ve said to everyone from day one — this isn’t about money for us, at all. This is about us finding out who my birth parents are and protecting my family. We have never wanted money.”

After bidding farewell to the mysterious visitors, Dorante-Day reflected on the encounter, labeling it as an “illegal attempt to procure my DNA”.

While uncertain about the true intentions of the visitors—whether they were scammers or investigators—Dorante-Day reiterated his commitment to pursuing legal avenues for DNA testing.

He remains determined to establish the truth about his royal parentage through the proper channels, namely the courts.

“We don’t know if this person, these people, were scammers or if they were maybe investigators,” he explained.

“Also I have made a lot of enemies with my claims, it could very well have been someone who had an ulterior motive.

“But my stance hasn’t changed. I’m very, very, very keen to have my DNA tested against Charles and Camilla. I know they’re my parents, and I want it to be proved.

“However I am only going to do this through legal means, through the courts.”

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