Prince Charles has won the support of another controversial figure known for his colourful private life - Midland MP Paul Marsden.
As the Prince of Wales faces questions about the legality of his planned marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles, Mr Marsden has backed him in a House of Commons motion.
And the Liberal Democrat MP for Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, denounced the "petty, intrusive and spiteful stories that are designed to damage and destroy two people's special day".
He urged MPs to ignore the arguments about the marriage and offer whole-hearted congratulations instead. Mr Marsden knows how it feels to have his private life dissected by critics.
Last year, it emerged he had employed his nanny as a researcher for six months out of public funds.
And he has also admitted cheating on his wife Shelly by having two affairs, one with a journalist and another with a researcher.
It emerged he had also written romantic letters to another woman, in which he described himself as "king rat". A court also ordered him to hand over £1,117.57 to the Labour Party in a dispute over computer equipment. Mr Marsden is not standing again at the next election.
Prince Charles has faced one setback after another since announcing plans to marry Mrs Parker Bowles on April 8.
The original venue, Windsor Castle, had to be changed to the local register office. It has emerged his mother, the Queen, will not attend the ceremony.
Some constitutional experts have suggested the wedding may not be legal, as the heir to the throne is not allowed to have a civil wedding. Reports suggest the blessing will not be televised over fears of provoking divisions in the church.