The 35-year-old was recently caught on camera frolicking with several bikini-clad models aboard a speedboat in Capri last month. Though he was on a work trip as a brand ambassador for Casamigos — the tequila label launched by George Clooney — he was seen exploring caves around the coast with former Glamour magazine editor Rachel Zalis (who is now Casamigos's global director) and Maria Buccellati, a model turned fashion ambassador.
Meanwhile, Brooksbank's 31-year-old wife — who he marred in October 2018 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle — was holed up in London caring for their son, August, who the couple welcomed in February.
“She was mortified, to say the least,” the insider spills.
The royal, who dated Brooksbank for seven years before they tied the knot, “has always trusted him implicitly, so his behavior came as a shock,” the insider adds. “The fact that he’d even put himself in a position where his reputation is on the line is beyond the pale, as far as she’s concerned.”
As OK! previously reported, Sarah Ferguson defended her son-in-law's honor during an appearance on BBC One's The One Show. The Her Heart for a Compass author praised Brooksbank as "a man of integrity," telling the hosts on Monday, August 2, "He's just one of my most favorite people. I call him James Bond, actually."
"He's just a superhero in my book, and he's a great father, a fabulous husband," the Duchess of York, 61, continued, "and he's never at front of house, he always likes to be at the back."
Brooksbank “is insisting the entire affair has been blown out of proportion” — but he's going to need a lot more than backup from his mother-in-law to stay out of the doghouse. "Eugenie is not impressed," adds the source.