Royals Sarah Ferguson Defends 'Superhero' Son-in-Law Jack Brooksbank Following Controversial Boat Photos Princess Eugenie's husband made headlines for partying aboard a yacht in Capri with bikini-clad women By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 3, 2021 10:31 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie and Sarah Ferguson. Photo: David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hope and Homes for Children Sarah Ferguson is standing up for her son-in-law. Days after Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank made headlines for partying aboard a yacht in Capri with bikini-clad women, Fergie (as the Duchess of York is affectionately known) called her son-in-law "a man of integrity." "Jack, who was on the front page, is such a man of integrity," Sarah said during an appearance on The One Show Monday to promote her new book, Her Heart for a Compass, which is on sale now. "He's just one of my most favorite people. I call him James Bond, actually." She continued, "He's just a superhero in my book, and he's a great father, a fabulous husband, and he's never at front of house, he always likes to be at the back." Sarah Ferguson Says She Told Daughters Beatrice and Eugenie Growing Up: 'I've Already Made Those Mistakes' Sarah attributed the photos to Jack simply "doing his job" as a brand ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company founded by George Clooney and Rande Gerber. Jack was in Italy for the the Unicef Summer Gala. Sarah, 61, recently told PEOPLE how "proud" she is of daughter Eugenie and son-in-law Jack since they became first-time parents in February to son August. For more on Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson coming to son-in-law Jack Brooksbank's defense and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. "I've known Jack for 10 to 12 years now. So he's like my son," she said. "He is my son and all, but he's like my son and I adore them both. And to see Eugenie and Jack being beautiful parents to little August, I'm really proud." Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Sarah and her ex-husband Prince Andrew gained another son-in-law last summer, when their older daughter Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a scaled-down ceremony. The two are expecting their first child together this fall. "I have the two most handsome sons-in-law in the world," Sarah said.