Simon Charles Dorante-Day, a British-born Australian engineer, spoke out about the Queen's passing on Thursday, September 8, after she died at Balmoral Castle.
An Australian engineer who believes is the "secret lovechild" of King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla has paid tribute to his late "grandmother," Queen Elizabeth II.
Simon Charles Dorante-Day, a British-born Australian engineer, spoke out about the Queen's passing on Thursday, September 8, after she died at Balmoral Castle. The 56-year-old engineer, who is currently living in Queensland, said his daughter told him the news when he got up on Friday, September 9. "Like everyone on the planet it would be hard not to be affected and saddened by her passing," he wrote on Facebook. "Since finding out about the loss of my grandmother aka Lilibet, I've been inundated with messages of condolence for the loss. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, and concern."
According to reports, Dorante-Day had demanded a paternity test in a letter he wrote to the Queen earlier this year. He asserts that he is the couple's child from long before their marriage.
Simon, who allegedly started requesting DNA and paternity testing from Charles and Camilla in 2018, claimed that the Queen's passing would make it more difficult for him to determine his biological ancestry. However, he is certain that he would keep working to prove that the new sovereign and his wife are in fact his biological parents.
Speaking to 7NEWS.com.au, Dorante-Day declared that he is more determined than ever to get Charles' DNA tested in court. He claims to have explored the legality of taking legal action against the Commonwealth King with prominent legal officials.
“There has been a discussion in there between a judge and myself and his barrister about the legal standing of Charles, and whether the monarch is protected by the law or is above the law,” he said. “And the answer to that was no - they told me that we don’t see any reason why he is. And secondly, Camilla and her family are certainly not above the law. So that argument’s already been had and settled. A lot of people were concerned that when Charles rose to be monarch that it would damage my case. But it’s not going to make any difference legally, it’s still pressing ahead the same way.”
Dorante-Day shared that he had been battling a variety of feelings ever since the Queen's passing. In an effort to persuade Charles to agree to a DNA test, the father of nine had sent a private letter to the Queen. He expressed disappointment that she had died without saying anything.
“First thought: Just sad. No response to the letter I wrote to her, and that window of opportunity has closed,” he told 7NEWS. “But also, her death brought up some different emotions, some anger. Because she’s been across all this and she’s been aware of all this, knows that it’s been going on. And she let that happen. However by that same token, now I’m looking to the future and I’m thinking - ‘Well I’m not dealing with her anymore, I’m dealing with him.’ So there’s that element of it too.”
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