Adopted at eight months old, the British-born engineer, who now lives in Australia, was conceived in 1965. Charles and Camilla didn’t officially meet until 1970, but Simon believes this is part of a cover-up, in which his eye colour was surgically changed and his teeth ground down to hide any family resemblance.
Simon has written letters to the Queen and demanded a DNA test, but the Palace has refused to acknowledge the claims, so he is now gathering evidence to put before a court. It seems that he and his wife, Elvianna, won’t rest until they get answers. They tell Woman their story.
‘WE BEGAN PIECING THE STORY TOGETHER’
Dr Elvianna Dorante-Day, 53, is married to Simon and lives in Brisbane, Australia. She and Simon have six children together.
‘I first met Simon in 1992. I’d moved to Brisbane to study nursing, and he was my neighbour. He’d arrived from the UK four years earlier, at 21, looking for a fresh start. We bonded over the fact we’d both been adopted as children. I was still in touch with my birth family, but Simon had never known his true heritage, and his adoptive mother didn’t like to speak about it. I knew it was tough for him, and when we had our first child, also called Simon, in 1994, he decided to trace his roots.
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