For many years, 56-year-old Simon has been making tabloid headlines by claiming he is the secret son of King Charles and his wife Camilla. According to reports, he was born on April 5, 1966, and was adopted by a couple named Karen and David. His adoptive grandparents both worked in the royal household of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. But his adoptive grandmother dropped a bombshell by telling him his real parents were actually Prince Charles and Camilla. “She didn’t just hint at it, she told me outright,” he reportedly said.
While Charles and Camilla didn’t marry until 2005, their close relationship goes all the way back to the 1960s. They maintained a well-known affair while they were both married — a major factor in Charles’ crumbling marriage to Diana. Thus, Simon believes that he was conceived by the couple when they were teenagers, and the royal family covered it up to avoid a scandal and arranged an adoption under fake names. While the royals have refused to acknowledge his claims, he’s spent decades trying to prove his case. He’s won some support from the public — several images comparing him to members of the royal family, alleging a close resemblance, have gone viral and convinced people online that there are truth to his claims.
Simon is also saying he will try to bring legal action against the king, taking him to court in order to get a DNA test. “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,” Simon 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.
He says that a judge told him that if he presents his evidence in court, there is no reason for them to deny his application for a DNA test, and Charles and Camilla will have to answer, even if they are King and Queen. If Simon’s claims are legitimate, he is Charles’ first-born son, and technically it is his birthright to be in the line of succession. “It’s hard not to take Charles naming William as the Prince of Wales as anything other than a kick in the face,” he told 7NEWS. “He gives William a title like that, well where’s my answer? Where’s my DNA test? If you are not my father, then prove you’re not. I feel dismissed. Charles got what he wanted: he got the throne, he got his wife, he got it all. I don’t even get the truth about my mother. When’s it going to swing the other way? Now it’s time for me to get my happy ending.”