- Sarah Ferguson commented on photos showing her son-in-law Jack Brooksbank on a boat with models.
- Ferguson told “The One Show” he was in Italy “doing his job” as a brand ambassador for Casamigos.
- She called Brooksbank, who married Princess Eugenie in 2018, “a fabulous husband” and a “superhero.”
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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, defended her son-in-law Jack Brooksbank, who’s married to Princess Eugenie, after he was photographed Friday on a boat with models off the island of Capri, Italy.
During an appearance Tuesday on the BBC One series “The One Show,” Ferguson commented on photos of Brooksbank that the Daily Mail published on Saturday showing him on a boat and swimming with women off the coast of the Italian island. In one photo caption, the UK tabloid alluded to Brooksbank as being “in high spirits” while onboard a yacht “with a few scantily clad women.”
According to the Daily Mail, Brooksbank was joined on the boat by Italian model Erica Pelosini, fashion ambassador Maria Buccellati, and Rachel Zalis, a former editor of Glamour magazine and current global director of the tequila company Casamigos.
Ferguson said Brooksbank was “doing his job,” as he was in Capri for his role as a brand ambassador for Casamigos. The liquor brand, cofounded by George Clooney, was a sponsor of a UNICEF Summer Gala held on the island on Saturday.
Ferguson continued, saying of Brooksbank: “He’s just a superhero in my book, and he’s a great father, a fabulous husband, and he’s never at front of house. He always likes to be at the back.”
Eugenie and Brooksbank first met in 2010 at a ski resort and later tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018. They announced they were pregnant with their first child in September 2020.
In July, Ferguson told People in an interview that she was “so proud” of Brooksbank and Eugenie as parents.
“When little August, my grandson, comes in to see me, and now it’s slightly easier, I firstly look at my wonderful and beautiful daughter Eugenie and Jack,” she said. “I’ve known Jack for 10 to 12 years now, so he’s like my son. He is my son-in-law, but he’s like my son.”
Ferguson added in the People interview: “I adore them both. To see Eugenie and Jack being beautiful parents of little August, I’m really proud.”
Representatives for Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.