Australian model Sophie Taylor found herself at the centre of controversy after photos of her and Prince William partying in Switzerland were leaked.
William and Taylor were spotted having a boozy lunch in Verbier with the prince’s friends, including Guy Pelly, James Meade and Tom Van Straubenzee.
His actions faced much criticism by the UK media as the rest of the royal family performed their duties for the official Commonwealth day services.
His wife Catherine Middleton remained at home caring for their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Taylor’s mother, Joni, has leapt to her daughter’s defense over the photos.
“Sophie said they met and had a few drinks,” her mother Joni Taylor revealed in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
“She said he was lovely and a down to earth person.”
She added: “She is such a girl on integrity. There is no way she would put him in an awkward position.
“She would certainly never put anyone in that position.”