Duchess Kate’s stripper cousin to bare all in Playboy
Katrina Darling, the cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge, has pocketed a six-figure sum to strip for Playboy.entertainment Updated: Aug 14, 2012 16:42 IST
Katrina Darling, the cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge, has pocketed a six-figure sum to strip for Playboy. The 22-year-old appears on the front cover of the September issue with eight pages of pictures inside, the Daily Mail reported.
In one spread, she strikes a sultry pose as she lies topless on a sheepskin rug.
Darling gained notoriety before last year’s Royal Wedding after her links to Kate were revealed.
Katrina Darling worked in wealth management at Barclays by day, and stripped off and danced by night.
The pair are second cousins, once removed, with Darling’s grandmother being sister to the duchess’s great grandfather Thomas Harrison.
The provocative performer has never met her cousin, who one day will be Queen.
Darling, who has never made any attempt to contact the Middletons, insisted that she had been a burlesque dancer for years and the recent success and attention is just a happy coincidence.
But that didn’t stop her choreographing a burlesque routine to mark the Jubilee, titled God Save the Queen - which she performed earlier this year at Whisky Mist nightclub.
The dancer has since decided to take her act to New York to cash in on her newfound fame and the royal connection.
First Published: Aug 14, 2012 12:47 IST