Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank spotted yachting with models as she stays with baby
Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank will probably have some explaining to do after being spotted drinking wine while being surrounded by bikini-clad models on a vintage speedboat off the coast of Italy.
The British bar manager, 35, is reportedly spending the weekend in the posh Mediterranean island of Capri to attend a star-studded charity ball while his wife remains in Windsor looking after their five-month-old son, August. Brooksbank is a brand ambassador for the George Clooney-founded tequila Casamigos, which sponsored the high profile invite-only Unicef Summer Gala, where tickets are priced from $11,000 to $35,000, according to the Daily Mail.
Eugenie's husband, who has descended from the Brooksbank baronets, spent Friday afternoon board the classic 26ft 'gozzo' boat ahead of the soiree, exploring the caves and grottos around Capri's coast. He was joined by former Glamour magazine editor Rachel Zalis -- now Casamigos's global director -- who wore a black bikini, and Maria Buccellati, a model turned fashion ambassador, who wrapped her arm around Brooksbank as they posed for an Instagram snap she shared with her more than 14,000 followers.
Also aboard the boat was Italian model Erica Pelosini, who Brooksbank reportedly guided around the boat with his hand on her back. According to the Daily Mail, despite having a towel wrapped around her, she removed it from time to time to go topless in full view of Brooksbank and the boat's captain. The brand ambassador was seen diving into the Tyrrhenian Sea to join his three companions in the water, occasionally climbing onto the boat deck to check his phone. You can view the photos here.
While it's unclear how Brooksbank knows Pelosini and Buccellati, both are known associates of Israeli socialite Hofit Golan, 35, who is often spotted on yachts belonging to the rich and famous. Golan, who counts Prince Andrew's ex-girlfriend Lady Victoria Hervey as a close friend, was seen yachting with both Pelosini and Buccellati in Cannes last week.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, a source close to Brooksbank told the newspaper that Eugenie had not accompanied him on the trip to Capri because he was "there to work at the ball." Insiders said Brooksbank was given the responsibility of keeping an eye on the cocktail bar for famous guests including singers Katy Perry, John Legend, and supermodel Heidi Klum.
Brooksbank purportedly hates his former nickname of 'barman Jack,' which came during his tenure at a restaurant and wine bar in Central London around the time he met Eugenie in 2010. He met Eugenie while skiing in Switzerland, and they two married at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in 2018. The couple now lives at Frogmore Cottage and reportedly pays rent to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, per the Daily Mail.
Brooksbank signed up to promote Casamigos tequila in 2016. The $62-per-bottle brand was founded in 2013 by George Clooney, Cindy Crawford's husband Rande Gerber, and their friend Mike Meldmans. The brand was old to global drinks giant Diageo in a $1 billion deal in 2017.