Jack Brooksbank was on a yacht with three women off the coast of Capri

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I’ve always had a kind of baseline warmth towards Jack Brooksbank. I have no idea what he’s really like, but I thought he seemed like a nice guy who adores his wife, Princess Eugenie. But it turns out Jack might have been scandalous this whole time! Jack is some kind of global ambassador and brand director for Casamigos tequila, and what was probably some kind of work-related trip turned into something which looks really bad for his marriage! Jack was photographed on a yacht off the coast of Capri with three attractive women, none of whom were his wife.

Princess Eugenie’s husband had a yacht of fun after chartering a boat with three female friends. Jack Brooksbank, 35, larked about on board with pals Rachel Zalis, Maria Buccellati, and Erica Pelosini. He was spotted with his arm around Maria — a model turned fashion ambassador, who was wearing a skimpy orange swimsuit. He also grinned as he frolicked in the Med with topless blonde Italian model Erica.

Jack, who is European brand director of Casamigos Tequila, stripped to his trunks and dived into the sea to cool off during a jaunt off the Italian island of Capri. The third pal, Rachel, is an ex-magazine ­editor, who is now Casamigos’s global director.

Jack, who became a dad in February when Eugenie gave birth to son August, also lounged on the deck of the boat with the three women. He was seen reading a book, then sipping a drink as he chatted to the craft’s captain.

Eugenie, 31, was thought to be on the holiday with her husband but did not make the boat trip on Friday afternoon. The princess was said to have been in Ibiza last week with friends — before she and Jack went to Italy.

[From The Sun]

The Daily Mail had some different details – they claim Jack was in Capri for a “star-studded charity ball” all while Eugenie “remains in Windsor looking after their five-month-old son, August.” The charity ball was the UNICEF Summer Gala, and Jack apparently rented the yacht before the charity ball. On one hand, Jack knew he was being photographed because the paparazzi were apparently trailing him for hours, and they seem to know all of his activities on the boat. So he was like “who cares if it looks bad, whatever.” On the other hand, yikes, it really does look bad and maybe he didn’t realize that?

As for Eugenie’s whereabouts… if she had been seen in Ibiza and then Jack was in Capri, then it’s possible Eugenie and Jack were on separate vacations and it’s not like Eugenie is sitting at home in Windsor with the baby. I also wonder if this was supposed to be a full-on work trip for Jack and he ended up having some free time and this was what happened.

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Photos courtesy of Eugenie’s IG, Avalon Red.

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  1. Scorpion says:

    Bottle Boy seemed to enjoyj himself. Its a hard life, but someone has to live it 🤭😁🤣

  2. DS9 says:

    Idk what’s going on but none of those pictures looks the least bit scandalous. No one’s hands are anywhere suggestive, even that picture with his arm around one woman, his hand is high up, not on her waist, butt, or the small of her back and the only one who would think they are too close is Sister Mary Francis chaperoning the 8th grade dance.

    • Chaine says:

      High up on the side of her boob you mean. Just getting in a mild grope. Not at all scandalous.

      • Isabella says:

        Hand on the bra line, moving around. Many women will recognize that grope. EWWW. Weird that he’d do it in front of the paps.

      • Lauren the Second says:

        This what I immediately noticed and reacted to. I’m not going to suggest that that in this situation, that’s what is necessarily happening, but having been on the receiving end of so many ‘harmless’ or ‘unintentional’ sideboob ‘hugs’ in supposedly professional situations, I can’t help but zero in on it.

      • GraceB says:

        I’ve always wondered about this. Personally I’d rather someones hand was on my waist than the side boob hug. As a woman, I think I automatically put my hands on someones waist or shoulder when standing in that position. I’ve always had that thing in my mind of wondering whether it’s intentional or not and I can understand how in some situations a woman would feel (probably correctly) that it’s completely intentional.

      • BabsORIG says:

        Okay, I mean I’m not sure I see any of this???🤔 I’m obviously in the minority here but to me, because of the way the lady herself is “draped” over him, he’s obviously much taller than she is, so unless he stoops, he can’t have his hand anywhere else other than where it is because her shoulder is literally in his axilla. I don’t really see what everyone is seeing here but IMVHO, this is just the Fail the Dim trying to stir up some kind of scandal. Just trying to make a mountain out of a mole mound🤷🏽‍♀️.

      • Mustang Sally says:

        A lot of creeper men will do EXACTLY this maneuver. They figure the person in the photo will not react and allow the photo to be taken (and not make a fuss and look like a bitch), and the offender cops a quick feel. I was touched inappropriately exactly this way in my early 20s and I was so shocked that anyone would behave that way, I let it happen – I was frozen in place. When some schmuck tried in on me 10 years later, I smiled sweetly and whispered in his ear if that if he did not remove said offending hand, I’d chop it the eff off. He took his hand off my side boob like I put a branding iron on it.
        Creepy people will take advantage wherever they can and look for situations such as this for leverage.

    • Pao says:

      @ds9 i agree. These pics look fairly innocent.

    • Pao says:

      @ds9 i agree. These pics look fairly innocent.

      • Isabella says:

        Many of you are sweet people who haven’t been groped by men during impromptu photo shoots. That hand is in the wrong place.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Isabella, no offense intended but IMVHO, in this JB’s case, the groping is a matter of opinion and has absolutely nothing to do with people’s past experiences, sorry. I feel like there’s an attempt to shame people into admitting that there is really groping going on in these pictures, which I don’t think is fair to fellow posters.
        I think at some point the BM have got to sit and think hard and decide whether continuing to manufacture scandal where there seems, again IMO, none is what really will bring them clicks. Or to really go after the big fish that are really scandalous but are being protected by the BM itself and/plus the BRF establishment. Time will tell.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Yes, I’ve been groped and no I do not believe this was intentional or pervy groping. It was misplacement imho. And this whole story with pics is being used to distract from the bigger scandal of Charles’s nephew via Camilla Selling access to him and others for personal profit.

        It also looks like in the blurred out pics of the woman’s top section she has a nude covering on. Which he is not even glancing at. If this is what they could collect it’s hardly damaging.

    • Soupie says:

      Yeah, not scandalous. It was probably a work related event. There’s a lot of temptation with that. I don’t think he’s scandalous – yet. Maybe more evidence will come out, but he seems like a stand up guy. That said, these aristos, you know how they are about relationships and marriage. Maybe Eugenie is fine with it. My husband danced with a girl at a nightclub when my firstborn was months old. She knew he was my husband but still asked him to dance. I remember I looked really good that night and I was married with a baby and he was a shy type. I thought it was funny. No harm done.

      • Charlie says:

        The third pal, Rachel, is an ex-magazine ­editor, who is now Casamigos’s global director.

        Since none of us knows, maybe assume his work colleague said “meet us at the dock”. From the crowds at Lollapalooza to the overt sexualization of women’s breasts. Can we just take a deep breath today?

    • MMadison says:

      Sure Jan

    • MMadison says:

      Really sad that so many women think that this type of behavior is ok. Understand your worth and value. A good husband would NEVER think it’s appropriate to share a yacht with 3 women. He would consider his wife and child first….PERIOD. I’m 100% sure Jack has male co-workers. He could have done a guys outing if he just had to go sunbathing on a boat.

      • mindy_dopple says:

        Yikes!! The level of OK with this behavior is surprising to me. I thought the pictures would be less scandalous but none of them are appropriate for me! Let alone a royal whose public appearance is VERY important. The topless woman and even the “mild” groping would have me reading my husband the riot act.

      • Mac says:

        I have absolutely no problem with my husband hanging out with his female friends and he has no problem with me hanging out with my male friends because we are both completely secure in our relationship.

      • Pao says:

        @MMadison: a guys outing doesn’t do as well pr wise as an outing with beautiful women. Sexist i know but it is what it is. This was for casamigos, of which he’s a brand ambassador. And the topless women really isn’t that big of a deal. Half the beaches in Europe are full of topless ladies during the summer. So what married men should avoid the beach all together?

      • Lemons says:

        Yep, none of this would look as bad if his guy friends or co-workers were also there, but he’s just hanging out with ladies (colleagues?) who seem to be sunbathing topless as well?

        Like even if it were all innocent, your wife is a princess, you’re married to the royal family…have some rules on how you conduct yourself in public. It’s not respectful.

      • MMadison says:

        The comments about “my husband can have female friends”…..really. She’s either both of our friends or no ones friend. What kind of marriages do you people have where it’s ok for your husband to be on boats with topless women and you’re like….it’s ok, they’re just friends. I hate to say this to you but if your husband and his female “friends” are that familiar with each other you have a BIG problem.

      • Sandy says:

        There is no way I think this would be OK. This doesn’t look innocent at all.

      • Mac says:

        @MMadison Maybe you should re-evaluate your worth and value because you clearly don’t have relationships built on mutual trust and respect.

      • MMadison says:

        @Mac: Married for 15 years. Think I got it covered. One of the most important things in my marriage…..don’t go on a boat with topless women and call it “work” or the women “friends”…..I’m not STUPID

      • Haylie says:

        If my husband only allowed male friends sanctioned by him, I’d think he was controlling and borderline abusive.

        That behavior isn’t acceptable just because it comes from a woman.

      • Mac says:

        @MMadison I’ve been married for 27 years. I can’t imagine spending more than a quarter of a century worrying my husband might cheat on me. You must be exhausted.

      • VS says:

        I understand we are all different but I am more than OK for my partner to be hanging out with other women who aren’t my friends; why should they be? they are his! he didn’t start existing just when we met; the opposite is true as well; I do understand it might not be the same for others and that’s OK too

      • Starkille says:

        Did you read the article? He’s working. He’s an ambassador for some nouveau riche tequila brand. Most working professional are required to attend work related parties from time to time. He’s not doing anything prurient.

      • Isabella says:

        Only one of the women is actually in business. The other 2 are models. He didn’t invite any guys for cover. It’s careless and weird.

        “The third pal, Rachel, is an ex-magazine ­editor, who is now Casamigos’s global director.”

      • Amy Too says:

        “European brand Ambassador” for tequila company gets photographed with “Global Brand Director” of tequila company and other women who are tagging the tequila company in Italy. In some pictures he’s enjoying a drink. The photos and the articles that mention the brand, are going to be printed in and posted to in European/Italian magazines and such. I think it makes a lot of sense that the European brand ambassador is being purposely photographed in Europe with other company employees looking like he’s having a fun time with attractive people on a yacht—all things that the brand would like to be associated with. The two people who do not have named, salaried positions within the company are models who often take work promoting brands by attending parties/showing up in photos as young, attractive people that the brand would like to be associated with. These don’t look like blurry long lens photos taken from really far away. He’s posing for photos with some of the women that are being posted to social media and being tagged with the brand. This either is the work assignment, itself, or one of many other work-related assignments while he’s in Europe, or it’s something extra they did for fun on the side while they were on a work trip (or maybe this yacht is taking them from one work event to another) and they found a way to bring the brand into it and maximize exposure when they noticed paparazzi hanging around the area already.

      • MMadison says:

        @MAC…it’s called 15 years of RESPECT for each other. My husband would NEVER have “friends” who felt comfortable enough with him to go topless. I would NEVER have male friends who felt comfortable enough with me to show me his private parts. We obviously have different definition of “friends”. If that type of relationship worked for you for 25 years good on you. It wouldn’t work for me for a hot minute. I find that type of behavior disrespectful, but that’s me. You do you

      • bella says:

        Married 19 years, together 24… I don’t have an issue with my husband going to a topless bar if he wanted to. He has for bachelor parties, and a handful of times because one of his friends was dating a stripper, but a problem with it? none.

        I trust him 100%. Not even a single question in my mind. In fact

        Being a brand ambassador for a tequila company, this is just par for the course.

      • February-Pisces says:

        Eugenie might trust her husband but that trust doesn’t extend to women trying to crack on to him because he’s married to a royal. He probably gets attention from lots of these desperate Instagram girls who are trying to get their name out there. These type of women go crazy when they get a whiff of fame or money. So eugenie should still be mad, even if it was entirely innocent, because he put himself in a situation that looks bad on himself more than anything.

        To everyone saying that they wouldn’t care if it was their husband…well that’s great you have that kind of trust. However I’m sure your husbands are not in the public eye, nor do they attract women desperate to use them for fame or money for Instagram fame.

      • GraceB says:

        I don’t see the issue with seeing other women topless but I really think it’s situation dependant. A beach is fine. If women suddenly were all allowed to walk around topless, like men, it’s fine. If you’re hanging out with friends and everyone is comfortable, it’s fine. I have friends who would sunbathe topless all the time. We would do it as a group and so if my man was in a situation where he was sunbathing with them, I’d think nothing of it. However if it were women I didn’t really know, in a private location (such as a yacht) I think I’d have questions. So I guess in my mind, it comes down to whether Eugenie knew them and was fine with it or not.

        Since it was actually in full view of the press, who he clearly knew were there, I’d say she was probably ok with it but the side boob hug has me questioning whether he had a bit much of his own product and could really be trusted under such circumstances.

      • Ginger says:

        This isn’t about trusting your spouse but respecting your spouse and Jack’s actions are not respectful towards Eugenie, who is postpartum. I trust my husband with my life. I know he would never cheat. I also know he would not do what Jack did because he respects me. My husband has female friends and I have male friends. Neither one of us would be in Jacks situation because we respect each other and our marriage.

        And no one said Jack can’t have female friends. Of course he can.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Madison, am I just hallucinating? Because I do see other people in this picture, there is a man in a white T shirt non? So it seems to me like this “scandal” is just try hard on the Fail’s part. The yacht seems to have more people that just “JB and 3 female friends”.😳

      • Arpeggi says:

        lol! As if being only a bunch of guys would ever be an indication that nothing sexual is happening… You either trust your partner or you don’t. He’s on a yacht acting like someone who’s on yacht, doing brand promo and acting like he has the greatest time as his job requires. I’m sure that Eugenie has had to live through worst made-up stories already (and some very not made up) and already knows how the brit tabloids work.

      • Pusspants says:

        @mmadison, I’m not sure why you think it is “sad” for other women to have different boundaries than you do in their relationships. Your relationship sounds more traditional, and that’s cool. My husband & I are less traditional and are fine with each other spending time with the opposite sex at parties and socializing. We’ve been married 11yrs. What is most important here is the boundaries he & his wife have in their marriage.

      • Coji says:

        Are you Mrs Mike Pence? That kind of attitude is used to discriminate against women in the workplace and it pisses me right off.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      I’m with MMadison. Seems pretty sketchy to me. Appearances matter, especially when your wife is a member of the Firm.

      • Nutella toast says:

        That was my thought too. The behavior is borderline but when you have a 5 month old baby you don’t need to deal with very public humiliation. He could have taken a picture with the girl below deck or something…it’s basic respect. 99.9% of us will never have millions interested in how close our husband’s hand is to another woman. A little extra consideration (esp if your FIL is Andrew) is in order.

      • Tessa says:

        He’s also married to a royal princess and the paparazzi would be a lot more likely to target him. His wife is home with their baby.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Agree. The Cool Girl syndrome is really strong with a certain age group. It’s so pathetic.

        To them: No, the men don’t respect you because you’re “cool” with them disrespecting you in public.

    • Eliza says:

      Agreed, not exactly a smoking gun of guilt. The only one where he’s even got a hand on another woman, was one when posing for a picture that the pap cropped to look more serious, but the actual photo was posted on Instagram by the woman (like the exact moment down to the flamingo leg). Other men were there, it’s not like he was alone with 3 naked models hanging all over him. Men and women can exist together without it being sexual.

      • MMadison says:

        Other men….no just Jack. I guess you can count the boat Captain as another man.

      • Courtney B says:

        @MMadison there were several other men, and women, on the YACHT. Which was huge. This is just the tender that took them out to jump into the water. You can see the others and the actual yacht in other photos.

    • DuchessL says:

      Maybe i’m not as “modern” but that is not ok behaviour to me. I would express this as a total lack of sensitivity and respect for my wife. I would be incandescent with rage if my husband was out with 3 woman on a yatch, some of them topless on the coast of Capri while not with my wife who just gave birth a few months ago. This looks really bad.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        I am also not okay with being treated like this and if I had recently given birth..🔥

    • Katherine says:

      Yeah, he’s just that kinda guy. I was with that guy. The gaslighting this sort of look allows is unparalleled. Years taught me what I wish someone taught me when I was young – to not accept behavior like this. Sure, he’s not groping or making out with any of them, but seriously?

    • Kristin says:

      Have to admit that I’m surprised by some of these comments. I trust my husband completely but this would still piss me off as a wife. It’s not just that it looks bad, it’s like, come on, don’t even put yourself into that kind of situation. Because even if it is 100% innocent it doesn’t look good and Eugenie, not Jack, will have to bear the brundt of people she knows gossiping about her behind her back and giving her smug, pitying looks that she has defend. Because as women, we’re the ones that have to deal with the aftermath of men doing shit like this. Nobody will go up to Jack and inquire about his marriage but you better believe that so-called, “well-meaning” friends will be up her ass about it. So her husband should seriously exercise a little more fucking common sense in the future.

      • Susan says:

        perfect response, 100 percent agree. And when you’re famous…you have to deal with that shirt more than nobodies.

      • BabySwans says:

        How many of you have been to a beach or public pool in Europe? I attended graduate school in Spain & there wasn’t a single beach or public pool I went to that didn’t have topless females with males in attendance & yet somehow it wasn’t sexual. It is quite possible that things are being judged by your American lens & that’s ok because that’s your perspective, but there are others.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    I wonder who Jack and Princess Eugenie annoyed to get thrown to the wolves. Too friendly with Harry and Meghan maybe and Will asked for a little bit of attention their way? Maybe Chaz?

    • RoyalBlue says:

      and notice it’s always the married-ins who get thrown to the wolves. you’re on your own buddy.

    • Scorpion says:

      You are def on the money. Not to thread jack but Heir Force 1 was named during an cash for access situ by the Times on Sat evening. Plus the Keenbridges have gone radio silent at the mo, meaning they are vacationing. This is filler and fodder for the masses.

      • LillyfromLillooet says:

        Heir Force 1
        Let us salute the birth of a new catch phrase.

        Brilliant, @scorpion!

    • MaryContrary says:

      Yep. I see that move. Don’t get too visibly supportive of Harry and Meghan or this is what happens.

    • MMadison says:

      Fergie just did a Sussex friendly interview maybe it was a warning shot to the entire family to not support the Sussex’s. Regardless, Jack is an idiot. I take it he has done this before and the press looked the other way. Jack welcome to the RF. They only protect the heirs and use everyone else in the process.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Interesting that this popped up the same day a story broke about Charles’ nephew selling access to Chuck. The minute a story damaging to Charles comes out someone is under the bus. This is the life Harry and Meghan left and Charles is pissed that his favorite targets are gone. Nonetheless, Andy’s girls will do for now

    • CeeChange says:

      I mean, it used to be H&M when there’s a royal scandal involved.

      Kinda like… an article about Camila’s nephew selling access to royals something something…oh look here wolves, fresh meat.

    • Bess says:

      Not every gossip story is tied to Harry and Meghan.

    • taris says:

      again with the conspiracies on this internet … people, *nobody* set this man up to be on that yacht, he was there of his own volition, and he was stupid enough to get caught. the tabloids would never ignore any scandal, and eugenie and her husband are not important enough to be protected by the palace.
      but, no, i really don’t think they’re being thrown under the bus (by the palace) – this is all jack’s doing.

      • GuestWho says:

        Well, it’s not exactly true that the tabloids would never ignore ANY scandal…as we’ve seen again and again, they will trade stories to cover for, say, William’s wandering peen.

  4. VS says:

    A man is allowed to have female friends……even when married; I am not sure I see what the problem is
    Yes I see what those tabloid trash were trying to imply but he is allowed to relax! Baldimort was allowed to cheat in peace; with H&M gone, seems the tabloids are going after Andrew’s girls. If there is one thing Andrew does better than Charles is to protect his children.

    • Sigmund says:

      Lol. My husband can have female friends, but you can bet I’d be p*ssed if they were topless while hanging out. Once the clothes start coming off, the relationship is less platonic.

      • Ginger says:

        Exactly Sigmund. If this were my husband I would be pissed. It may have been innocent but the optics were bad. One of the women was topless. It just doesn’t look good no matter how you spin it.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Being topless at the beach is no big deal and quite normal. This is much ado about nothing: people on a yacht doing what’s ppl on a yacht are expected to do.

      • Nic919 says:

        Topless at a work event would bust a lot of HR rules, if they are pretending that’s what this is.

      • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

        HR for a Tequila company? I’m sure code of conduct is basically don’t drive drunk and don’t get sloppy. And being topless in Europe is normal. Hell, I saw people having sex in France and no one batted an eye

      • MMadison says:

        @Nic919….100% agree. I have NEVER heard of a work event where 1 man and 3 women spent the day on a yacht with the women going topless. Maybe it’s a European thing because in the USA it would be a HUGE problem. Jack looked pretty comfortable so it looks like this isn’t something new to him. The media probably already knew Jack would be on a boat doing his thing with women but for some reason they wanted those photos out.

      • Amy Too says:

        But honestly, how many of us, or our family members, are celebrities, Instamodels, reality tv stars, famous for being famous, or alcohol/party/club ambassadors? For those people, “work” is literally getting photographed looking hot and partying and associating the party and the hotness with the brand either by wearing it, using it, tagging it in social media posts, or making sure the brand name gets mentioned in all the gossip magazine articles that accompany the pap photos. That’s what I imagine he and his friends/coworkers are doing here. The assignment for one of their most famous and news-worthy ambassadors (Jack, because of his association with the BRF) was probably “go yachting and get photographed having fun. Make sure the brand is tagged or mentioned in the ensuing articles.”

        Scott Disick, who is basically just famous for being the exboyfriend of a kardashian STILL makes a paying career out of showing up at nightclubs to party, be photographed, post on social media, and occasionally yell things like “Let’s get drunk!!!” into the mic. Instagram models and other beautiful young women can make careers off of vacationing, partying, and posting the pictures as long as they tag the resort, or the swimsuit, or the drink, or even the fake tanner they’re wearing. A lot of these people really do differentiate between “work” parties/events and “on my own private time” parties and events. Even if we think it’s a stupid job, it’s a job.

        Their work is different than our work. I wouldn’t call this a “work party:” that is held after hours, you attend if you want to, socially, and basic office rules like “don’t get naked” still apply. If my husband went to his office Christmas party, didn’t invite me, spent a ton of money on booze, then spent the whole time swimming with nearly naked women in the hotel pool while I’m at home with baby spit up in my hair, that would be questionable and inappropriate and I would be pretty mad. But this *is* the work assignment that he’s likely getting paid for. The work is literally being there to represent the brand on a yacht with some nearly naked women who are also being paid to be there to attract attention to the brand/brand ambassador. At least I hope that’s what this is based on how blatant it all is.

      • MMadison says:

        @Amy…just the type of branding the RF would like one of it’s member participating in…NOT. Come one he’s a member of the RF not the Kardashians. But let say that was the case, Jack should’ve set some limitations. He has a wife who is a member of the RF. The RF being compared to the Kardashians….just WOW

      • February-Pisces says:

        I think what’s weird is the mix of people on that yacht, there jack, some old dude and two women, one of whom had their tits out. If there were more people it would have looked more like a party. The optics don’t look great, but I don’t think he necessarily did anything cos if he did he wouldn’t pose for Instagram photos with the woman. These royal men know that cheating only happens indoors, not outside where anyone can see.

      • Malificent says:

        The topless thing is a cultural difference that some folks are reading too much into. In the US, women never go topless anywhere on a public beach, unless it is specifically marked as nude beach (or they go to Europe). But in many parts of Europe, going topless at the beach or on a boat is not a big deal.

        I’m not in an uproar about this. I think it’s a semi-work-related event. Let’s get some social media of ourselves drinking our tequila and yachting before the big gala. If Jack were really doing something squirrelly, I think he would have made at least a modest effort to be discreet.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        It’s unfathomable to me how people can think being topless on a beach is normal in Europe.

        It’s not considered ‘normal’ at all. It’s not illegal, if that’s what you mean. But as someone who was on an Italian beach since being a baby and for 30 years after that during the summer, we always stared at topless women and judged the hell out of them too. This myth should die a slow death…

        If my husband was hanging around a topless woman I’d be furious, work or not work. And let’s be honest, if I was hanging around for a long time with a male model wearing only a Speedo, my husband wouldn’t be ok with that either.

      • Ange says:

        If you’re looking at it through an American lens sure….

      • Freckles says:

        iam 50 and still go topless when i visit a lake or beach with friends and/or family. I also go buttnaked to the sauna with friends and co-workers. Maybe really an european thing ( german here)

    • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

      In my professional capacity, I’ve definitely had meals and drinks with a group of men, especially peers, sitting in a hotel bar late at night. It probably would look questionable, until someone heard the extremely nerdy arguments over the current IRR model. This is analogous to that, in that he’s a brand ambassador hanging with coworkers.
      The difference is no one wants pictures of a bunch of normal people sitting around in that situation.
      I do think there could be a reason why they’re getting tossed under the bus; the FFK must have needed a distraction.

      • VS says:

        exactly….this is probably to distract from something baldimort or charles did! what a family and the fact that people are willing to pay for them just for this soap opera is mindblowing! anyway, not my problem but I hope Andrew goes after those trying to use his children for distraction

      • Nic919 says:

        I’ve been to many work events and even a few firm retreats and while there have been people wearing swimsuits because there is a pool, I have never seen anyone go topless at them. Usually people are a little more careful at work related events but even there I can point to people who did cheat on their partners while at the events. Basically happened at everyone I went to. It wasn’t everyone, but there are at least a few.

      • Isabella says:

        In my professional capacity, I’ve been groped by men whilst posing for photographs at work events. I’m hardly the only one. Older men at weddings used to come up from behind. Stick a sweaty hand on the back and move it up to bra line. Observe complaints about Andrew Cuomo.

        I don’t think Jack is the worst person in the world, but he’s not the standup guy we thought he was, so in love with his wife that he’d never look at another woman. Playboy is off-brand.

        I feel bad for his wife. Her body is probably still out of whack from having a baby. That’s a vulnerable time. A husband cavorting with topless models doesn’t help.

    • Pao says:

      Maybe its a warning shot at william. Its a bit farfetched but what if the press isn’t liking this radio silence from the keens and want news? They definitely have dirt on him so if they can make Jack look like a bad guy just wonder what they can do with him.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Thing is, they have no reason to protect Jack (and the BM is probably rubbing their hands with glee since the Brooksbanks are friendly/allies with the Sussexes). It’s possible this might be a warning but I still don’t think they’d hang William out to dry like this (yet).

    • Pusspants says:

      @ Alpinewitch, why did you stare at & judge women for being topless on a beach in Italy? Even if most people weren’t topless, what makes you judge the women that are? I find that upsetting. Why do you think women should cover their breasts on a beach? Also, you said this isn’t something people in Italy think is normal and wasn’t acceptable, yet you also saw women doing it (the ones you judged). This suggests there were women okay with being topless on the beach in Italy. And my experience traveling in the Mediterranean was different than yours. Sometimes it varies from beach to beach, country to country, but generally it was more commonplace to see women topless than it is in the States.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    Jack probably should have had a house party instead. At least casamigos gets some publicity.

  6. Nomegusta says:

    It’s just disrespectful. Whether anything happened or not the optics just aren’t good. Of I was Eugenie I would tell him that he better keep those big ass teeth in his mouth and avoid eye contact unless he wanted to take it to the streets.

    All she saw as a kid was infidelity and unhealthy relationships. I’m sure she’s always going to harbor fears that she will end up the same as all the other Windsors.

    He was doing too damn much for someone Air B&Bing his inlaw cousin’s home

    • Kfg says:

      Most people go topless, the US is pretty much the only western country where boobs are overly sexualized. This looks like intentional pap stroll and he’s not doing anything wrong. I think PWBT and Keen are getting back at E for continuing to speak with H&M. This is a nothingburger. E knew he was there, knows who he’s with so I don’t see the issue. But hey this is the most press casamigos has had in a while…

      • Nomegusta says:

        For me it’s less about being topless in Europe and more about a recently postpartum woman shouldnt be subjected to pics like this. He should have been more mindful.

        It could be 1000% innocent and it probably is, but postpartum brains are a battlefield.

      • Soupie says:

        But that woman was the one who took off her top. He had no control over that. He may not have been pleased, knowing there were cameras everywhere. But sometimes you keep smiling even though you’re annoyed or fearful.

      • Lemons says:

        It’s not about the women being topless. They can do what they want. It’s about Jack being there without his wife subjecting himself to these stories which in turn puts Eugenie in the line of fire. He should know better.

      • Lyds says:

        Toplessness can be ubiquitous in Europe but it doesn’t mean that bodies cease to be beautiful or that it’s not sexualized by men, who are biologically, highly visual creatures.

        I get that we are trying to keep an open mind here, but I am also extremely secure in my relationship w my husband and I would be uncomfortable if this happened at a party at which I wasn’t present. Or let’s look at it this way: WOULD Jack have behaved the same way if Euge was present? Putting his arm around those ladies and jumping into the water alone w the topless model? C’mon, Kate was pissed at William’s dad dancing at a club (but yes it was probably a lot worst than what was reported)… I would be surprised if Eugenie wasn’t miffed in the least.

        As for this being work-related; sure, I’ll take that. But being surrounded by beautiful people without your partner around is always going to be a recipe for temptation: just ask the average Hollywood celebrity how easy it is to stay faithful.

      • Soupie says:

        I remember back in the day (30 yrs ago) I met a woman from Spain. She said Americans are prudes. She said in their movies women don’t cover up when they get out of bed and walk across a room, etc. She said it’s perfectly normal for nudity to be depicted in a non-sexual way in films.

        That being said, I agree in general that it’s not a good look but it still seems like something that was beyond his control. We’ll what the fallout looks like in coming days.

      • Isabella says:

        All those boob shots on Italian TV and on posters everywhere are sexualized. It’s not just us.

      • Malificent says:

        @Soupie. Agreed. What was Jack supposed to when the woman took her top off? If he politely asked her to put her top back on, half the thread would be screaming that he was trying to police her body….

      • Oh-Dear says:

        This is such an interesting cultural conversation.
        I wonder how many American wives’ husbands have gone to the strip club where men pay women to strip down? The power dynamic in that relationship is troublesome.
        What I hear is that it is important that each relationship has its own boundaries but those are not universal. I appreciate @AmyToo and @Soupie’s take for the contextualization of these photos. These people live in a different world, for sure.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        Kfg the thought that going topless on a Spanish or Italian beach is normal is misplaced.

        They’re stared at as they would be elsewhere. Boobs are sexualized everywhere, including southern Europe. I won’t speak for Scandinavian countries as I have never been there.

      • February-Pisces says:

        @lemoms, thank you, that is exactly the problem. Jack put himself in a stupid situation where people are now debating whether he’s cheating or not. Even if it was all perfectly innocent, people are still going to refer back to these pics when it comes to taking cheap shots at eugenie’s marriage.

        If I was eugenie I would be more mad that he even put himself in this situation regardless of if it was for work. Haters will now tarnish jacks reputation forever because of it.

        As for going topless, no it’s not completely normal in Europe, everyone is not walking around with there tits out, I most certainly wouldn’t do it, nor would any of my friends and especially not in front of married men, if I was alone with just one other woman.

    • Sunday says:

      The fact that toplessness is more accepted in Europe does not change the fact that European and British tabloids will clutch their pearls and squawk for weeks if anyone “respectable” is caught with their top off (hence the lawsuits and threats about kate’s topless photos). So, whether going topless among friends is “normal” or not is completely immaterial to this story.

      Jack is a member of the royal family and he (as a marketing professional, no less!) should fully understand the optics here, especially since he created this mess himself. If this was a photo-op for the brand then where are the tequila bottles and branded swag? Hats? Towels? Anything?

      The bottom line is, allowing yourself to be photographed with a bunch of bikini-clad women while your wife and baby are nowhere to be seen is an incredibly bad look. The tabloid narratives write themselves. It’s absolutely disrespectful to his wife – it’s not that husbands aren’t allowed to have female friends, it’s that husbands (especially husbands in the freaking marketing profession) should think twice about the public speculation and tabloid coverage he’s subjecting his family to, all for a supposed work trip. His stupidity is the most offensive part about this.

  7. Woke says:

    It really look bad but I don’t think he was cheating. One of the woman on the boat posted a photo of them together and tagged casamigos.
    I don’t think there’s a conspiracy behind why the photos were posted either, it’s summer the tabloids will publish any photos involving rich people having fun.

    • Soupie says:


    • UnionSnack says:

      I also believe it’s not a big deal – I mean I don’t think he is cheating. But knowing that his wife is a member of Firm… Just imagine the same case about Harry and Meg – Meg becomes this tequila saleswoman and hanging out with men. Or Harry haging out with topless women to promote Invictus. The fire at BM would be crucial.

  8. StillInPJs says:

    Those pictures make it look more like a work trip than the text suggests. His posture is kind of dorky?

    Is everyone at casamigos a director or ambassador of something?

  9. Sofia says:

    I mean the pictures don’t look too great but I wouldn’t put it past the British media for picking the worst of the bunch (like the woman who was topless) to make it look bad. They need a scandal and something juicy to discuss after all. But I don’t think he’s cheating. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s flirting and schmoozing a bit with these women because he needs to sell tequila to them but if Eugenie knows what he’s doing and what’s going on and she’s fine with it then that’s it really.

    Again, I know the pictures and the optics aren’t too great but again, I don’t think he’s cheating. He’s just going to learn to be more careful and discreet on these trips. Him and Eugenie seem pretty solid as a couple anyway. But you also never know what’s happening behind closed doors.

  10. Josie says:

    Nice bit of s**t stirring methinks.

  11. Pao says:

    Am i the only one who thinks this really isn’t that big of a deal as the papers try and make it out to be?

    • Amy T says:

      The Sussexes have cut them off, so they’re casting about for new sources of royal catnip. If this doesn’t pay, they’ll move on to some other target.

    • Haylie says:

      Nah. Doesn’t seem like a big deal to me yet. Seems more like dirty tabloids trying to create a story to punish Eugenie and Jack for associating with Harry and Meghan. Wouldn’t be surprised if her bald headed rage engorged cousin paved the way for this to be published.

      I do think Jack had better be more aware that he is being watched and will not be protected.

      • Pao says:

        @Haylie. Obviously Jack needs to be more careful and indeed needs to think about who he’s married to and her family. And how much they value image. But these pics really aren’t that scandalous and i have a hard time believing he cheated.

        And maybe they are functioning as scapegoats for charles and/or william. Or maybe the press is sending warning shots to william.

      • Alexandria says:

        Isn’t it weird that from the 80s the tabloids do not hesitate covering and slandering royals like Charles, Camilla, Diana, the Yorks, the Wessexes, Harry and Meghan but they hesitate on William? The only scandalous thing if I recall correctly was the dad dancing.

      • Amy Too says:

        I feel like these pics are probably meant to be seen. If some of the women were posting pictures on social media, tagging Casamigos, then this is all probably part of the marketing campaign. “Are you an average looking dude with an average looking wife, a dad bod, and even young children at home? Would you like to be on a yacht with multiple, beautiful women who sometimes take their tops off and otherwise only wear sexy bathing suits? Drink Casamigos! Casamigos: Make Your Yacht Dreams Come True!”

        Because he doesn’t look at all like he’s trying to avoid the paps, and he’s posing for photos with these women, and somehow the idea that this is a Casamigos business trip is featuring prominently in the articles. And I’m pretty sure if noticed people trailing him and hanging around to take pictures, he knew they would end up online. So I don’t think this is a case of him needing to learn to be more discreet, because he’s not going for discreet.

      • Sori says:

        Thank you for explaining it like this, AmyToo. I was feeling really shallow thinking about why a “cool” tequila company would want a dorky accountant-looking guy with weird chest hair promoting their brand, but your yacht life hypothesis makes sense.

  12. Chaine says:

    Love how commenters are trying to excuse him “he’s not cheating. He’s just hanging out by himself with topless women on a boat so he can sell them tequila” lol. Even if that is totally true and he is just a wide eyed innocent 35-year-old tequila salesman for whom it’s perfectly normal that work events include topless ladies, if you were Eugenie with her family history would you not be just a bit ticked off by the optics?

    • Merricat says:

      Agreed. Especially if I had just given birth.

    • DS9 says:

      I didn’t see any toes in anyone’s mouth.

      And I think it’s funny how everyone is hung up on the topless part like that’s not just how some people swim.

      • Amy Too says:

        I think it would depend on what the purpose of this was. It seems like Casamigos marketing to me. So much of marketing now is social media or getting yourself/your product papped on purpose to create interest. If this is actually part of his job and he told eugenie where he was going and what he was doing and with whom, and she was fine with it, then I don’t see a problem at all. If this really is him doing something all his own, not for work, she didn’t know, and he didn’t care to be discreet, then that’s a problem. But I think this was “work” for him. This seems on brand for minor royals trying to make money.

    • CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

      Yeah I have to agree with you here.

      • Jais says:

        The topless part isn’t what gets me but the hand to side-boob. Ever since Keanu did the hand hover, I notice where a guy touches a woman for pictures and that wasn’t a great spot, Jack.

    • Purplehazeforever says:

      @ Chaine is it cheating or poor judgment? What do you define as cheating? What does Princess Eugenie? Everyone’s definition of cheating is different as you can see by the comments. Most would put physical contact or some type of emotional connection. Neither appears to be the case here. We don’t know much, only what we see from these photos. It doesn’t appear to be good but we don’t know that 100%. I’m sure a statement will be forthcoming & Jack Brooksbank will definitely think in the future before he’s seen in the future with three women that are not his wife, one topless. This is one of those moments where you think, what was he thinking. It was highly inappropriate. Work trip or not, inappropriate.

    • Ginger says:

      I agree Chaine. It may have been totally innocent but it’s a bad look. Especially when Eugenie gave birth not that long ago.

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree too, and them having an infant at home doesn’t help the optics.

        I do find it interesting that Meghan was attacked for every single thing she did, but the family is cool with this dude selling tequila?

    • bettyrose says:

      I might be ticked off by the optics, but I would also really hate people feeling sorry for me as the spurned wife.

    • Ange says:

      That’s assuming she wasn’t fully aware of the idea and hadn’t signed off on it. Do you think they never talk to each other?

  13. Annie says:

    I regularly go to Europe (France, Italy) and being topless on a boat or beach is pretty normal.
    Also can we stop sexualizing boobs? Like this tabloid makes it seem like because they are topless that something sketchy is going on. I feel like that narrative only further hurts women rather than help. It’s why lots of people still have issues with public breast feeding.

    • Merricat says:

      Good luck with that. Men are aroused by visuals, and breasts are part of that. Biology. And those who can’t separate fun-giving breasts from milk-making breasts have a different kind of problem that has more to do with Protestant shame.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Women are just as visually aroused as men, we just got used at seeing dudes in chest because they are everywhere. No one seems outraged that Jack is showing HIS chest after all

    • line says:

      The same! I would even add that it is very misogynistic because womens decide to sunbathe topless that it must be women with light morals, who sleep with men husbands.He is alcohol brand ambassadors to wealthy clients, part of this job is partying with his clients to promote the brand.In addition, it is hypocritical on the part of the British tabloid because there are a lot of photos of William partying with people other than his wife but they filter or delete his photos.

    • Nic919 says:

      If this is supposed to be a work event then it’s in poor taste to go topless. Most of the time the women go topless while sunbathing on a beach and they aren’t hanging out with their co workers.

      • Pao says:

        They are models and im pretty sure it was in promotion of the brand. These aren’t the regular coworkers you see at your office. With the rise of social media these sort of “events” happen more and more. Beautiful women get asked to go on a trip on behalf of a brand. And in return they post about it on social media, to promote the brand. Im pretty sure this was a similar thing. And since Jack is brand ambassador he was there as well.

      • bettyrose says:

        I also don’t go yachting in the Mediterranean with my coworkers. I just don’t think it’s analogous to a fully clothed job environment.

      • Ange says:

        It’s not a normal job though, is it? It’s not like this is the yearly warehouse stocktake or an audit. In fact for an alcohol company this is fairly standard method of promotion, they’re always throwing parties in one way or another. They sponsor film events, after parties, premieres….

  14. TigerMcQueen says:

    If my husband’s work included hanging out with topless women who are not me so that he could sell tequila, he would be searching for another job. But that’s just me.

    This is very likely just another ‘work’ trip to JB and it’s par for the course for him, and there’s no flirting or anything, and Eugenie is fine with it. Or they have a aristo marriage (even if he’s not one) and don’t expect fidelity, so it’s not a big deal if it’s truly a work situation or a (wink) work (wink) situation that is also a bit more.

    Whatever it is, I don’t care because it’s between Eugenie and JB. As far as I know, they never targeted Meghan, so I’m not going to get fussed up about them.

    What does bother me is the hypocrisy from the RR and courtiers prior to this. If this a par-for-the-course work event for JB, it’s obvious things like this has happened before. Not big deal on its face until you look at how Meghan was treated for GASP being ‘Hollywood’ (aka, black). Every d*** thing she did before, during, and after becoming a working member of the RF was torn apart as being unfit to touch the holy high white lily snob cracker factory they call the royal family. Yet this WHITE MALE does apparently does stuff like this (the optics are bad, even if its ‘work’) as part of his job and nary a peep about his suitability.

    • Layla says:

      Eugenie is literally the only one who has openly always shown support towards Meghan and Harry. Some people will say “wel so did Will and Kae!” But from them, it was always like an obligation. From Eugenie, you know she genuinely meant it. I’m not sure because I haven’t checked recently but I’m sure there’s more posts towards the sussexes than the Cambridge’s and wessexes, but if this is wrong, please feel free to correct me.

      • Haylie says:

        Will and Kate have never shown support for Harry and Meghan. The people who say they did are liars or completely deranged.

      • UnionSnack says:

        I am fine with this theory (Eugenie supports Meg and haz), in their first interview Meg told she knew Eugenie long before she met Harry and they had the same friends set and also the moves with Frogmore etc. But on the other hand this story how Meg announced her pregnancy at Eugenie’s wedding and Eugenie was SHOCKED AND SNUBBED was circulating like “Meghan made Kate cry” story. And later when Beatrice announced her pregnancy at M&H anniversary day was considered like a revenge for this. Idk what’s going on, I know York sisters don’t like Kate at all, but things about how close Eugenie and Harry are.. like… A bit of untrue for me.

      • Tessa says:

        I have often wondered why Eugenie did not deny the “pregnancy announcement at the wedding story” and not let this story about Meghan have any credence.

      • Courtney B says:

        @tessa may Harry and Meghan didn’t care that much. It was just one of a gazillion stories and died pretty quickly. Especially after mike Tindall already said everyone knew beforehand. Why give it oxygen? I think H&M were more concerned with stories like the ‘made Kate cry’ ones which got repeated over and over. Those were the ones that should’ve been shut down.

    • Nic919 says:

      Someone theorized that Jack was being pursued because he and Eugenie have been nice to Harry and Meghan and this is the tabloids going. After them. It’s not the highest in terms of inappropriate behaviour for a husband , a line William has already crossed, but he’s an easier target because william still has that super injunction.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      If it’s know that this is par for the course for his work than the media is making a bigger deal of it than they should. I hope it’s an innocent work thing. My husband would probably have to do a job search if his job involved topless women. Interesting that a different article had to make a point of mentioning ‘George Clooney owned tequila company (though he sold it in 2017) and the article doesn’t clarify that tidbit until the end. George & Harry are bad influences on Eugenie’s husband will be the next headlines.

  15. Erica says:

    Being topless isn’t a huge deal, lots of people sunbathe/swim topless, especially in Europe. Americans are so hung up on nudity. I don’t see the issue here with any of these pictures.

    • MsIam says:

      Americans are so hung up on nudity yet its the UK papers that are making a big deal of this. Projecting much?

      • Erica says:

        I am an American so I’m assuming a lot of the comments here are from Americans as well. And of course the UK papers are making a big deal out of this. They make a big deal out of everything royal related! They know Americans eat it up LOL

      • Maria says:

        The idea that Americans are more interested in the royals than the Brits is an argument I hear from quite a few Brits; it’s fallacious, lol.

    • Katherine says:

      Of course it’s not. In a social/vacation setting. But everyone out here insisting it’s a work thing. Topless at work is OK in Europe? Or has my apparent American prudish-ness gotten the best of me.

  16. Maria says:

    I don’t know what their dynamic is so I can’t say if it’s disrespectful or not.
    For me personally as long as he told me where he was going beforehand I’d be okay with it. But that’s just me.

    I can say if I were a *princess* (obviously Charles wants to sideline her but that’s beside my point) I’d look at these pics and go “Hm, hope he had fun! Jeeves, bring me some more Dom Perignon!” LOL

    Anyway, didn’t this story drop right after more stories about corruption by the Queen/Charles?

  17. SwirlmamaD says:

    Errrrrrrmmm….maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t be pleased at all if my husband was hanging out with his topless female friends on a yacht without me, just sayin’. And the hand around the one woman — it may be all on the up and up but bottom line, that is NOT a good look, period.

    That said….is all this punishment for being too chummy with the Sussexes, I wonder?

  18. Becks1 says:

    Agree with others that the optics here look
    bad and these are the kind of pictures tabloids LOVE – yachts, Capri, women in swimsuits, absent spouses. Even if it was 100% innocent, the pictures look…..not great. I don’t think he’s cheating (or at least not based on these pics) but I think he’s still going to have an awkward convo with his wife when he gets home.

  19. Susan says:

    this post—and the ensuing debate—reminds me how HARD it must be to be famous. Like, seriously. If my husband did this shit, regardless of my feelings, at least it wouldn’t be plastered all over the internet as we are nobodies. when I was young I desperately wanted to be famous but as I get older I realize there is now way I could hack it.

  20. Katherine says:

    Gives me flashbacks to an ex, ugh

  21. Mel says:

    Sounds and looks like a work thing to me. You can be in the company of the opposite sex and not have to jump on them. If they’re saying he knew the paps were following him, I doubt that he’d be stupid enough to let them catch him cheating with not one but THREE women.

  22. MsIam says:

    Interesting how the royalists are saying “its no big deal, its European!”. Nobody said that when they went after Fergie for “cavorting with friends “. And the first set of pictures with her weren’t even topless! But hey, what do I know, I’m sure Eugenie is fine with it. They’ve been together a long time, I’m sure she knows the score.

    • Cee says:

      remember the fuss when Kate was photographed topless in France? Suddenly being topless in Europe was a BIG DEAL.

      • Haylie says:

        That was more the invasion of privacy which swept the fact that they bailed on the Special Olympics for a beach trip.

    • Lory says:

      With the RF it’s never about the truth. It’s about optics.
      It’s interesting these photos come out now—it’s not like Eugenie and Jack are papped often.

  23. rawiya says:

    Topless bathing with your coworker??? who is also a married man??? who is also married to someone who’s high-profiled enough that there’s a risk of you being photographed??? Woooooooooow.

    And to not put blame on the women: topless bathing with your coworker?? while you’re married??? and your wife is at home with your newborn??? and said wife is high-profiled enough that there’s a risk of you being photographed??? Wooooooooooow.

    • Nic919 says:

      I’m pretty sure HR doesn’t have rules for topless sunbathing with coworkers. While I think it’s a stretch to say Jack is cheating with the women, it’s one of those situations that gives HR managers nightmares.

      Also to all the “Europeans go topless all the time” people, I would love to know if they have gone topless in front of their co worker. somehow I really doubt you want Bob in the office next to you to have a visual image of your boobs moving forward.

  24. EM says:

    Yeah this might be shit stirring by the media, but I looked at the Daily Fail pics and I would have concerns if that was my husband & I was sitting at home with a baby. Dude needs to get it together.

  25. manda says:

    My friend’s husband is a brand manager for a whiskey and he goes to a castle in Ireland like two or three times a year. Or did, not sure what has been up with the pandemic. Before that, he worked on other brands. I haven’t heard about him being on a yacht, but he has been to some awesome concerts and parties and met a lot of fabulous people. This is just part of the gig, I think. It is an environment that seems ripe for cheating, if he wanted to cheat. I think this is probably the same and the photos don’t mean anything without more info

  26. Zapp Brannigan says:

    If I was caring for my five month old, probably very tired, still coming to terms with the changes carrying my husband’s child has done to my body I would be hitting the fu*king roof over these photos, at best it’s innocent and the press stirring trouble but he is the one who gave them the opportunity to cause trouble and he would want to get his head straight real quick and not expose his wife to international speculation and humiliation.

    • PhD gossip says:


    • h-barista says:

      Didn’t someone who knew JB (a relative?) say he wasn’t the brightest bulb but he’d likely make a good husband?

      • PhD gossip says:

        It was his own grandmother (google is your friend!)

      • VS says:

        who in Eugenie’s family is a genius? charles is smart but a jackass; no wonder Meghan struggled there, she must have seen some of them as some of the dumbest people she had ever met

      • Dee Kay says:

        @VS: Not just dumb, but also dull, and mean as hell. Dumb and dull, Meghan could have handled, if they’d been a kind family. But they came for her with knives, so she and Harry had to nope out of there.

        I do think “charles is smart but a jackass,” as you say. I wonder if early reports that Charles and Meghan got along very well were, indeed, true. In the sense that Charles for once had someone at family events he could talk to about art, about climate change, about the school he built — Meghan, I’m certain, would have understood all of those topics and asked good questions and made thoughtful contributions to the conversation. BUT even if Charles conversed pleasantly with her, even if he enjoyed their interactions, I’m convinced he definitely did not want Harry to marry her, as he obviously did everything possible to signal that Meghan would not be supported financially by the Firm and that Harry would be cut off in every way if he left the UK with her.

        I think Charles would have been good — great, even — with Meghan as Harry’s mistress but not his (biddable, boring) wife. I’m guessing Charles always thought of Camilla as sophisticated and intelligent in comparison to young, uneducated Diana and would have seen a bit of that situation in Harry having, in Meghan, a very bright well-informed mistress. But Harry was not down to repeat his father’s choices in any way. (And also, Charles was absolutely mistaken about Diana being unintelligent. She was just a teenager when they met, and she showed over time she could grasp high-level political and social issues as well as any politician.)

      • Tessa says:

        The Camillagate Tape put an end to my finding C and C “sophisticated” and “intelligent.” Camilla was more worldly wise than Diana and years older. Meghan went to University was able to give speeches, got steady work on a Prime Time TV show. I think Meghan would not have tolerated being Harry’s mistress, she would not have “settled” for that. I don’t think it was just Charles that did not tolerate her it was the royal family as a whole. And Charles just let William call the shots. Charles appears to be threatened by intelligent women and those who are proactive and work hard. I think William has the same fears.

  27. S808 says:

    I don’t think these photos say anything suggestive but no wonder they sellout other family members left, right and center. who wants their business in the paper like this?

  28. Melly says:

    This is not appropriate. I’m still a bit of a Tom boy at 50 and I’ve always had more male friends than women. I damn well have made a point to know their wives and girlfriends and more importantly for them to know me. I would never go topless around a male friend with a female partner /wife. Gay male friends of course no biggie.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree with this. I have male colleagues and often know their wives and girlfriends and if I went on a work retreat with only the male colleague, I wouldn’t be doing that. This is an entire different scenario than sunbathing topless on a beach with a bunch of strangers you don’t see again.

  29. aquarius64 says:

    If this were my husband or boyfriend he would have some explaining to do. Reminds me of TOB getting busted on his boys’ ski weekend with randoms four years ago ( during a Commonwealth service). It’s going to be worse if these women blab to the tabs.

  30. WintryMix says:

    What a sad attempt to gin up (or should I say “tequila up”) controversy on the part of the tabs. These pics are not remotely scandalous.

  31. Steph says:

    Whoever wrote this hates women. They did everything to make these women out to be whores or something. Skimpy orange bathing suit? It’s a one piece that covers everything.

    Anyway, he’s on a boat. One of the women is obviously a coworker. Bad optics, sure. But he wasn’t seen doing anything wrong.

    • Courtney B says:

      Seriously. ONE woman went topless. And the British press can spare me the concern trolling especially about how Eugenie must feel especially being postpartum. They’ve attacked her looks, especially her body, since she was a teenager.

      • UnionSnack says:

        They attacked Fergie as well. I feel really sorry for her with these “duchess of Pork” articles. This must be really harsh and I feel for her though I don’t like her.

  32. Nancy says:

    Given what a shit show the British press is & how they twist even the most innocent of things into an attack I’m considering the source and fully going to give Jack the absolute benefit of the doubt here. I was recently socializing with work acquaintances none of whom were my husband and one of whom did something slightly off color that I had no control over. Thankfully the paparazzi don’t follow me around. To me this is because Will & Kate are on vacation & the press saw an opportunity for good news filler and a potshot at the family closest to Harry & Meghan.

  33. Over it says:

    Jack needed to be nimble and quick. Can’t let them be catching you with the candle sticks. Lol.
    Seriously though. I am sorry for all of them. I don’t know anything about him but they always looked so sweet and in love to me so I will give them their space to sort whatever this is out.

  34. Bettyrose says:

    This is much ado about nothing. I’m sure Eugenie knew about and signed off on this outing. It’s insulting to her to assume she’s insecure and jealous. So her husband along with other men on the boat was near a model who took her took her top off for the paps. Model saw her moment and took it. That’s Jack’s problem how?

    • Chaine says:

      Come on! The only way Eugenie would sign off on this would be if she was in league with the paparazzi to make money off of these photos. Which I am not saying is not the case! But just it’s the least likely scenario. Also, in the pix I saw the only other man on the boat was the boat captain. It’s a tiny boat with just Jack, the captain, and the three women. It’s clearly him partying it up on his own with the trio.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I don’t understand your comment. You’re saying he lied to her about doing a publicity event she was clearly going to find out about? Maybe they just have a healthy marriage and she was like “fine. Be home for dinner.”

      • Chaine says:

        No, I doubt he lied to her. I just don’t think she knew about it or “signed off” on it. She’s the daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie–she’s well aware of how paparazzi are everywhere and the press can blow even a minor indiscretion into a humiliating international incident–exactly as happened here. Knowing all that, would she really say, “yes hubby, I’ll stay home with baby, you go to Italy and hang out on a boat in full view in open waters with hot single women in bathing suits, and if you squeeze a breast or they want to get topless, no biggie.”

        This was likely a spur-of-the-moment thing and Jack is not-too-smart and like many mediocre men, easily flattered by female attention into acting like a complete fool.

      • Amy Too says:

        I would think that he got paid for doing this outing and promoting the brand. Either a fee for this one outing with the understanding that this was basically a photo shoot that he was going to be involved with to show how fun things are when Casamigos is involved. Or as part of his annual salary, he’s required to do X amount of these type of events where his name and job title (Casamigos Ambassador) feature prominently in media coverage. It just all looks so obviously staged to me with the photos being posted to social media, the stopping to take a swim when you know you’re being papped, the tagging of Casamigos and the brand being mentioned in all the articles. Like the Bennifer thing where they’re “accidentally caught by the paparazzi on vacation” to promote their relationship and themselves and create hype.

      • bettyrose says:

        @Chaine – I see what you’re saying now, but if anything I would think being the daughter of Andrew & Fergie has completely desensitized her to inappropriate behavior. Her parents also have the weirdest non-marriage in history. I can totally see Jack not having the best instincts, though. I also agree with @Amy Too that it’s a promotional thing, part of his job, and yeah he’s probably easily swayed by flirtatious women, who, let’s be honest, benefit from exposure as models. If everyone was paid to be there, it’s not really a friends outing, though.

    • MMadison says:

      Can anyone name another brand that hires husbands of high profile royals to go on yachts with “co-workers/friends” that go topless to promote the brand???

      • bettyrose says:

        Definitely not my area of knowledge, so I wouldn’t know, but I would guess this didn’t start out as a topless event. It was a PR thing and when the paps showed up (because of whatever reason they’re now targeting the Brookbanks), the model saw an opportunity to increase her exposure (so to speak) and she took it.

      • Mary says:

        @MMadiso, while drinking wine!

      • MMadison says:

        Again…anyone can name another brand that hires the husband of a high profile royal to PR with women on a yacht? Just one RF and one brand of ANYTHING where the husband or wife of a royal is hired to promote their brand with the spouse having fun with members of the opposite sex?

      • Fortuona says:

        He had the job before he married her .He has worked for them for the best part of ten years

      • MMadison says:

        @Fortuona…yes, so now that he has married a Royal his job description is to be photographed on a yacht with topless women to promote the brand. Seriously this family is going CRAZY over a children’s book by Meghan and we are suppose to believe that Jack and the company he works for believe it’s o.k. for him to promote his business in this way. I doubt it

  35. SarahCS says:

    No idea what’s going on in their marriage but this is clearly part of the behind the scenes machinations, either struggling for content because the Cambridges have gone dark for the summer or throwing these guys under the bus because they dared support H&M. Either way I smell dodgy dealings not ‘public interest’.

  36. PlayItAgain says:

    All I have to add is that when a guy could braid his chest hair, it’s time to consider manscaping. Yikes.

  37. Ann says:

    I think the fact that it is THREE women makes it look more innocent than if it were ONE woman, frankly.

    He should be smarter but I don’t think he cheated at all, it’s just bad optics. Women swim topless in that part of the world, it’s no different than wearing a bikini, really.

    But Eugenie should tell him off for being clueless.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I agree three is less suspicious than one of it were just Jack, but there are clearly other men on the boat. It would be more accurate to say he was on a yacht with several people.

      • Courtney B says:

        Yes these pictures are NOT of the yacht. Does anyone think this is the size of one? Other photos show it, with other people including men. This is just a smaller boat to go out in the water to swim.

  38. Athena says:

    These pictures seem rather innocent coming after the Ben and Jennifer yacht pictures.

    Jack ran a successful night club so hanging out with beautiful people and making small talk is part of what he does.
    The DM use to run negative stories all the time about the York sisters before Meghan, not surprise that they’re running this story.

    I’m glad to see people out and enjoying their lives after the year and a half we have all lived through.

  39. ennie says:

    I don’t think he cheated at all. My friend used to bath topless in Costa Brava, and even swim naked in trips with friends, she was with her boyfriend, the horror!
    I was curious when in Munich because of so many naturalists enjoying the sun, but because my country is so uptight/hypocrite with some of this stuff. Also, my brother used to work at a resort, and in his job he had to keep a smile on and mingle, even if he was tired or something, it’s pr and he was one of the faces of the resort.
    His job is PR, of course he was dealing with models and stuff. If his wife trusts him we have no right to follow and embiggen the tabloids narrative.
    I refuse to follow their sick alarmist game.

    • Tessa says:

      I hope he’s not cheating. Maybe he and Eugenie could issue a statement and put on a united front.

    • SMS says:

      I spent my childhood summers on the Costa Brava and almost all the women were topless. It wasn’t a big deal at all.

  40. Over it says:

    If this was bea husband I would 💯 believe that he was cheating because what goes around comes around and I won’t feel sorry for him or her . However I have a soft spot for eugine so I want to believe nothing happened and the papers are being shit stirrers because eugine is close to Harry.

    • Cee says:

      Apparently Edo is in NYC with his ex and their child.

      • Tessa says:

        So he leaves his pregnant wife to be with his ex and child?!

      • MsIam says:

        When you marry someone with kids that’s how it goes. Should the little boy not see his dad for months at a time, especially when he was living with the dad as primary caretaker?

      • Sid says:

        MsIam, Dara H., the ex, also lives in London so Edo sees their son all the time. Eyebrows were raised about the NYC trip as it appears to be a family vacation for all of them. Except Beatrice.

      • Stephanie Hawkins says:

        Coincides nicely with edos trip with Beatrice last week duh

      • Tessa says:

        I thought the child’s parents shared custody. I don’t get why the father would or should be primary caretaker. It would not be a good thing IMO if the stepmother spends more time with the child than the mother.

  41. Cee says:

    I just love the way they post topless photos of a private individual but go into a downward spiral when topless photos of Kate were taken in France.
    I hope this woman sues them.

    • ennie says:

      I think the issue would be that late was within a setting that was supposed to give the privacy to do whatever, while here they were in the ocean, easily for Public view. Kate doesn’t care much for nudity, shown with other pics of her taking off/ putting of her top, or the multiple flashes of her butt, those pics were Public, she cannot sue.

      • Cee says:

        If I’m on a private yacht, as a private individual, and someone takes a photo of me topless, without my knowledge or consent, that is a breach of my rights to privacy and body autonomy, especially if nudity is allowed. Just because someone is topless and nudity is socially and legally allowed doesn’t mean someone can photograph it and use it to profit without consent.

      • ennie says:

        I’d think the expectation of privacy is less on a boat, where you can see other boats.

    • Over it says:

      Oh I so agree with you on this

  42. Lulu says:

    The bottom line is Jack Brooksbank is a married man and father. He needs to be more careful with his public activities because there’s no excuse for someone in his position to be out in public partying on a speedboat with topless women.

  43. Anastasia says:

    I wonder if something about Andrew is going to drop soon

  44. Tessa says:

    It’s ironic how Harry was told to “slow down.” While the York Princesses have some complications with their spouses. Edo broke up with the mother of his son and fiancee soon before he dated Beatrice.

    • STEPHANIE says:

      Because Charles and William don’t give a damn about beatrice and eugenie husbands who ain’t going Titles anyway

  45. Tessa says:

    Jack should be able to work without having to have photographs like that taken with the women on the boat.

  46. Teebee says:

    He’s a goofy looking guy that gets to machinate various situations where he is surrounded by beautiful women that wouldn’t give him a second look in a crowd. Used to manage nightclubs? Brand ambassador for a booze (what even is that job?) Methinks he likes good looking people and frivolous employment; it gives him access to a much more glamorous life than he would live if he chose 9-5. He might genuinely love his wife, be happy to have a family, but I also thinks he likes the glamorous life too. Doesn’t mean he’s a cheat. Or at least not yet, or not egregiously. He’s probably living a cut-and-paste situation of all people royal-adjacent with access to a bit of money. Live it up when you can. Be the dutiful husband and father when required. Exploit your connections, take advantage, enjoy the perks and attention, but deal with the criticism when necessary. Haven’t we been here before? Won’t we be here again and again?

    • Tessa says:

      It’s a pity. He became “famous” when he married one of the York Princesses. I think he can manage to continue his career without these sorts of photos. I hope he did not cheat but he needs to avoid temptations that could hurt his marriage.

    • Gk says:

      Your analysis is spot on.

  47. FancyPants says:

    Meh, he made it a lot longer past the wedding than Mike Tindall did before being caught in public.

  48. Chelsea says:

    Well this is nowhere near as bad as Mike Tindall getting caught draped all over a woman who was kissing him just months after his wedding to Zara or William caught with his hands all over a woman at a club in a different country while Kate was at home with their kids in 2017, but it’s not great. I think the big issue here is the timing, their kid is just 5 months old, and the fact that some of the women are topless which i didn’t realize earlier. I mean it’s totally normal to be topless in Europe but for a married man to be on a yacht with topless women without his wife or seemingly any other men besides the captain there when he has a 5 month old son at home is TERRIBLE optics.

    And it doesnt matter if they work with him thogh tbh i feel like that makes it worse. Why is he seeing women ,who he probably is around all the time at work, without a top on? Aristos are weird though so not going to even try and understand it.

    • Jessica says:

      Elizabeth & Margaret both looked the other way when their spouses cheated and cheated themselves (Margaret definitely did and I wouldn’t be surprised if Elizabeth found companionship elsewhere too).

      • Jessica says:

        Sorry this comment ended up in the wrong place, it was meant to be a reply to Winnie Cooper’s Mom.

  49. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    It’s interesting with him being an outsider who married in. Think about it… the women who marry into the RF basically have to “know their place” aka always on best behavior, and are expected to have an understanding that men in the RF cheat. It’s a power thing. But I wonder what the attitude is behind the scenes when a man marries in, what the general expectations are. Are the Royal ladies supposed to turn a blind eye to their commoner, married-in husband when he steps out of line? It would make for an interesting discussion from those on the inside of these circles who know how these relationships work behind closed doors.

  50. nina says:

    Think The Sun is trying to make fetch happen. Leave them alone. In this day and age you can have platonic friends of the opposite sex without everything having to be smutty.

    I have male friends I have known since kindergarten. I could go on a boat trip with them in a minute and not be questioned about it. But then I am not married to a royal and my fun times would not be news worthy.

  51. RedWeatherTiger says:

    If one of my husband’s female co-workers posted pics online where he was with her and two other female coworkers on a yacht, and one of them was topless, and he had his hand on the side boob of another, yeah, I’d be pissed. Now, amplify that to the entire world being aware of it in the DM, and if I were Eugenie, home with an infant, I’d be devising ways to punish him, not for cheating but for being a damn fool and making me look like one, too.

  52. Jaded says:

    He doesn’t strike me as the sharpest tool in the shed but I don’t think he’s a philandering d-bag. This just paints him as a bumbling dolt who hasn’t yet grasped that when you’re a member of the BRF or married in you have to be aware of your behaviour at all times. Optics are everything and cavorting with bikini clad topless “models” on a boat while your wife and 5 month old baby are back home cannot be construed as a work event any way you look at it. I have no problem with those who choose to go topless — I’ve been to Europe many times and know it’s the norm. But this was a really REALLY stupid thing to do at a so-called “business” event and I agree with others here that if I caught my husband doing that with work colleagues he’d be in a whole lot of trouble.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Agree. He just comes across as dumb and entitled, but he’d probably isn’t that indiscreet if something was actually happening. He probably thought he has game being among all these hot women but he just looks like another clueless bro and lacking in savvy. Definitely amateur hour.

  53. Harper says:

    I think the paps were hoping to get more incriminating photos than these. It does dent Eugenie’s carefully cultivated happy family image, however. This specific outing doesn’t look like a work event …. it looks like co-workers with some free time. However, Eugenie’s carrying some post-baby weight and she’s never been a tall thin blonde. It’s got to fuel some insecurities on her end to see Jack with a half-naked model and that big grin on his face. But if he knew he was being followed or photographed then I hope he was on the phone FTing Eugenie and August the whole time so there were no surprises on her end. If Eugenie knew the score and he was conveying the situation real-time to her then Jack’s level of honesty could be all that matters to Eugenie. If he portrayed the situation one way and the photos proved otherwise then I’d think Eugenie would have every right to be royally pissed off. The Fail article said Jack was on his phone a lot during the outing so maybe he was in touch with her and she wasn’t blindsided.

  54. Katie says:

    These photos are not scandalous in the least. I’m surprised there is such a reaction to them in the comments here!

  55. Ally says:

    1. We don’t know where eugenie is.
    2. We don’t know if she knew about it beforehand
    3. We don’t know her thoughts on it.
    4. Who really cares lol????

    • L4frimaire says:

      Seriously. Are people really that interested in this? He still looks boring surrounded by these women, like he’s a tourist taking photos with the mascots at a theme park. The most interesting thing about the Brooksbanks is that they live at Frogmore.

  56. Basi says:

    My takeaway from this is yikes. Seems we have a new scapegoat in the York sisters (specifically the “married-in’s”) to distract from Charles and William, respectively.

    Yes my husband can have female friends but the optics of hanging on a yacht in swimsuits including a topless woman is not good. My husband would not do that. I would not feel comfortable if I saw these pics. That said maybe she’s on the boat too but doubt it.

    Regardless of what’s going on, methinks we will be seeing many more pics of this guy and his brother in law.

  57. SM says:

    First of all, I was “who is this?”. Now upon reading this post, all I have to say is “European brand director of Casamigos Tequila” sounds like a made up title for someone rich looking for a gig so he could look important, capable and busy, to make an impression their lavish lifestyles is a result of their hard work, when in fact it is entitlement and nepotism. Sorry, it may be coming from a cynic European who occasionally likes to have some tequila and margaritas. All I know about casamigos here is that it is George’s project.

    • Fortuona says:

      He has worked for them for the best part of a decade so about 5-6 years before he married in .

      • A says:

        How does working for them for a better part of the decade change the fact that it’s still a lightweight job for a rich aristocrat descendant with a trust fund and connections, who hasn’t ever needed to work to afford a living and still doesn’t a day in their life?

        It just means that he’s had this job for a decade. It doesn’t speak to anything nor does it offer proof that he isn’t exactly what @SM said, which is precisely the reality. Having a job says very little in reality about the amount of work you actually do, and most people still don’t seem to understand that about this crowd of people in particular.

  58. Keri says:

    I am 29 yo in a secure relationship with a 25 yo and unfortunately or not 🤷🏽‍♀️all my friends are guys and it is just that, friendship, at least on my end. lemme tell you however that I am not deceived. 99% of them and yes this includes married men I have never given a reason have declared their love for me at some point or treat me better than their wives and or girlfriends. Sure we are not doing anything and I love my man but spare a moment for this people whose s.o’s are out there trying to score outside their relationships. Those pictures are not right esp because he knew it would garner more attention than needed considering his position.

  59. Susan says:

    So, to wrap it up:

    —wedges not ok
    —black nail polish not ok
    —William dad dancing without Kate not ok
    —black duchess not ok
    —husband posing with topless women ok

    Ugh. Royal family not ok in my book!

  60. Lunasf17 says:

    Maybe him and his wife are both mature adults who can hang out with attractive friends of the opposite sex and not destroy their marriage over jealousy and insecurity because they have trust? I feel like it’s especially an American thing where we have toxic jealousy around romantic relationships as a sign of love when it’s normal to have friends, even good looking ones without throwing our marriages away. I don’t find this scandalous at all.

    • MA says:

      It’s normal to hang out naked with friends of the opposite sex and grab their side boob when your wife isn’t there?

      Toxic jealousy is an American thing?

      I learned something new.

  61. SMS says:

    Among Europeans being topless is not seen as provocative. As a child in the 1970’s I spent all my summers in Spain and seeing topless women topless was normal. Years later a friend of mine was shocked and horrified to discover that my aunt was topless around my younger brother but we never even gave it a thought.

    • MA says:

      Even in Europe there is a difference between topless on the beach and topless on a private yacht with coworkers.

      Serious question, would you be fine with your husband hanging out solo with topless women and you’re not there?

      • Jayna says:

        Bingo. And I’m guessing his wife will not be happy. Nor will she be happy with his hand on the side boob.

      • A says:

        @MA, it really depends on who my husband is and what kind of person I know him to be.

        The people who keep lobbing this question at anyone who deigns to ask if maybe what we see here isn’t the whole truth don’t seem to understand that. We get it. You wouldn’t be okay with this if it’s YOUR husband. But that’s the truth for you, your husband, and the relationship you share with each other. It’s not the gotcha that people seem to think it is, because your experiences simply aren’t universal, in the same way mine aren’t either. Projecting what’s true for yourself on an individual level as if that MUST be the reality is just projection.

  62. Imara219 says:

    I’m sure Jack gets a lot of attention because he’s married to a Royal but as soon as I saw these pictures it was like “ok and?”. So what? He’s at a work event with models associated with the work event. Why would I be mad that someone is topless when once again it’s a lifestyle photo shoot on a yacht in Europe for a brand. Not that big of a deal. People aacting ike this is Fergie-getting-her-toes-sucked-on-a-yacht level of cheating. It’s not.

    And for all of the discussion about what someone will allow in their marriage or not allow, every marriage is different and each person has a set of boundaries that works for their relationship. No one way is better than the other. Me, personally, I don’t care if my husband hangs out with his female friends without me. They aren’t my friends. That’s where I stand on that and I’m cool with that and my husband has a system. Others aren’t cool with their husands hanging out with women and that’s OK as well.

  63. Courtney B says:

    I can agree with many of the comments made on both sides. I’ve been married for 29 years. My hubby was military for that whole time until he retired a year ago. And the military is known for cheating, on both sides, unfortunately, with lots of separations. But I trust him implicitly. I’m not naive, and my natural dad was a serial cheater. I just know him. And he’s never done anything to make me think differently. We know each other’s boundaries. But that’s me and our relationship. I guess it depends on how much Eugenie knows and what their marriage is like. That’s something none of us know. If she knew he’d be on this yacht and didn’t care. If he knew the photogs were there and still acted this way maybe it’s because they both knew there was nothing there. This isn’t William getting busted on the sly in Switzerland with the mystery blonds. Maybe Eugenie doesn’t feel it’s disrespectful because she knows him. Or maybe she’s pissed as hell, even though she knows he didn’t cheat, and he’s going to be sleeping on the couch for awhile.

    • A says:

      “I just know him. And he’s never done anything to make me think differently.”

      Yes, this, exactly. You just *know* with some people, right? We don’t know that this is the case here or not, but like I said, it’s interesting to me to see how different people project different things onto a blank slate like this.

      For me, with William, the issue was the incongruency between his outward image as a “hands on family man and father”, vs. the cavalcade of rumours and pap photos that showed that Kate and her mother were doing the lion’s share of the work. Then the dad dancing photos came out, and it just made it look a lot worse for him on top of everything else.

      “If he knew the photogs were there and still acted this way maybe it’s because they both knew there was nothing there.”

      And let’s be honest too, if he knew the photogs were there, and then changed his behaviour to be more reserved and not as freewheeling, people would be saying that’s shady too. They’d be like, “Oooh, he knows he’s doing something he shouldn’t be, that’s why he changed as soon as he knew the photogs were around, who knows what he would have done if they weren’t!!!!”

  64. India says:

    This could be anything.

  65. Ari says:

    I certainly don’t think these photos are evidence that Jack Brooksbank was unfaithful. However, for the same reasons that Cressida Bonas was pressured to leave her career in dance while dating Prince Harry, I think maybe Jack Brooksbank ought to find a new position.

    • Tessa says:

      Cressida did acting roles in local theatres and had a bit part in Weinstein’s Tulip Fever. The dancing seemed to be a thing of the past. Cressida was in the headlines a lot. Jack could continue his career but not necessarily have to party with other women. during his work.

    • Ginger says:

      I don’t think Cressida was pressured to leave dance. She hasn’t dated Prince Harry for a while, does she still dance?

      Harry said in the Oprah interview that they wanted Meghan to continue acting because they couldn’t afford her. Cressida wouldn’t have had to give up her “career”

  66. Annesco says:

    It’s interesting how different everyone’s reactions are to the naked lady situation! I can’t imagine getting worked up about this. My husband has a night job as a bartender at a strip club, it’s part of how we pay the bills. Heck I worked at the club as a coat check girl. But we’re nobodies from Toronto so it’s not like we have reputations to maintain or whatever. I guess if my grandmother was the queen it’d be different, but even then it would be more “next time keep it quieter please” rather than “how dare you spend time near other women, we’re through”

    • A says:

      It really doesn’t depend on the particulars of yourself, your partner, and your relationship, doesn’t it? I’ve been with some people with whom this sort of behaviour wouldn’t have been okay. And I’ve been with others where I wouldn’t think twice about it. It just depends on the person and the nuances of our relationship. There are some people who you can trust with a lot of things, and some people with whom the same situation would be totally different.

      We don’t know Eugenie, we don’t know Jack, we don’t know the details of their relationship. That goes without saying, obviously, but I feel like people have given themselves the leave to really project a whole ton of their own issues onto this, and that’s really what’s remarkable to me here, about all of this.

  67. Monica says:

    Those images might as well have been Rorschach blots. 🤣 I confess my eyebrows rose a bit when I first saw them. But the idea that he’s “working” actually makes sense. We shall see…

  68. Ally says:

    So hairy. 🤢

  69. bess says:

    To everyone who are defending Jack by saying perhaps Eugenie knew. I say, Casamigos definitely didn’t know. What brand would want to be associated with a suspicion of infidelity? What classy product would want its image to be a new father who left his wife and newborn behind at home while he partied with other women? George Clooney was a Casamigos investor who is way hotter than Jack. But neither the company or anyone would find it appealing to see George on a yacht partying with women with the assumption he left his wife home with their kids. If this was to promote the tequila, it’s a marketing failure because no one is talking about the tequila.

    Jack didn’t consider his wife or his employer. He was just tired of the crying and the pooping and the real responsibility. He told Eugenie had to go to work, texted some colleagues so that he could expense his getaway and fled to Capri. This was selfish, incompetent (no logos, drinking wine), reckless and disrespectful on multiple levels.

    True colors. Believe it the first time.

    • A says:

      Casamigos hired a person who married someone who’s been described for a decade as a “party animal” and been photographed falling down drunk dozens of times. They hired someone whose wife has been rumoured to have danced nude in public on more than one occasion, most famously at a place called, “SophistiCats Gentlemen’s Club, a strip-dancing joint where men pay £20 for a girl to twist suggestively in front of them.”

      Anyone who knows about Princess Eugenie knows she’s famously the party animal in the family. And the whole point about an alcohol brand is to associate it with fun times. And for a lot of people, there’s not a lot that’s more fun than cheating on your wife with a bunch of hot women on a yacht. The idea that they want their branding to be “classy” is beyond ridiculous.

    • Genessee says:

      1. George Clooney sold Casamigos years ago so he’s irrelevant and, sorry to say, too old for this type of marketing. Plus, in his younger years, he dated Ginger Lynn (pron star) and Krista Allen (D-list actress known for the Emanuelle in Space topless b-movies) and his reputation wasn’t always so squeaky clean either so BACK THEN (Pre-Amal), this would have been right up his alley.

      2. It’s a liquor brand. A tequila brand. What kind of image or branding do you expect it to have? Who is the brand’s audience? Old-time Johnny Walker Blue whiskey/scotch drinkers? No. Sophisticated ladies-who-lunch who would drink Miraval and Veuve Cliquot? No. It post-college Ibiza-Loving Single Party Animals. Or dudes in their 30s trying to prove to the world they’ve still got it.

      3. That topless model is not Jack’s “co-worker.” She is a hired model or Instagram influencer specifically hired TO BE TOPLESS during this yacht trip. His co-worker is the one in the yellow swimsuit overseeing the whole thing.

      The topless model did her job. They ALL have. We’re talking about the brand, aren’t we? That’s the whole point. It’s called a publicity stunt. Jack was an added bonus to get everyone talking because otherwise, NO ONE would care about a random topless chick on a boat in Capri. Mission Accomplished. PR101.

  70. CarrieVirginia says:

    Mmadison – comparing the royal family to the Kardashians just wow!! In 2021 why not???
    One could definitely argue the K’s are the better family. Yes, Kim has a sex tape but that was between two consenting adults. I am not aware of anyone in the K family having sex with trafficked minors. The family support each other and they are definitely not racist.
    Also I have not heard of them influencing legislation in the US to benefit from doing so.
    Kim had her jewels stolen. The royal family on the other hand possess a lot they have stolen.

  71. Jewell says:

    These photos look shady AF. I think the only reason women are trying to give him a pass is because in other photos he has that goofy looking wholesome smile. Thats obviously not the case. No dad that respects his wife would be in photos with his hands all over topless women in bikinis . Way to make his wife feel awful while shes trying to loose baby weight. What an A-hole.

  72. Ry says:

    Seems like a promotional trip and they hire women to model it up. Just the business. They tell you to pose and that’s what they do. Not shocking lol. In fact, that’s probably just where his handed landed. My own dad took a pic with my sister like this and I promise nothing to see there haha.
    As for topless? Americans remain prudes about the nip. Big deal. Men walk around topless. Equal rights, right

  73. Courious says:

    lol. he is not cheating. its a BUSINESS TRIP. HE CANT TELL THE WOMEN WHAT TO WEAR. they dress as they want . those pics was taken with their permission. he love his wife, and she him, she would not have married him if he was an emotional cheater.