Duchess Catherine's Cousin Poses For Playboy

Katrina Darling, a cousin of Duchess Catherine, poses for Playboy, September 2012 Katrina Darling, a cousin of Duchess Catherine, poses for Playboy, September 2012

A cousin of Duchess Kate has posed for Playboy.

Katrina Darling, a 22-year-old burlesque dancer, is featured on the cover of the September issue of the magazine. She also posed for an 8-page nude pictorial inside the mag.

Katrina only found out about being related to Kate last year when a reporter called her up just before the royal wedding, where Kate married her college sweetheart, Prince William.

“It was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard,” she told Playboy. “It’s not every day something like that happens.”

The dancer is currently performing in burlesque shows across the U.S. and Europe, including a new revue called “A Royal Dream.”

“Burlesque is a platform for me to explore these kinds of things. The more into it the audience is, the more into it I am,” she said.

For those wondering why Katrina only recently found out she was related to Kate, their relationship has been exaggerated by the press. The two are actually distant cousins. According to the Daily Mail, they are second cousins, once removed.

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