Kate Middleton’s Cousin, Katrina Darling: Playboy Cover Girl [PHOTOS]

Katrina Darling Playboy Cover

It was only a matter of time before the Duchess of Cambridge’s distant cousin landed herself on the cover of Playboy.  British burlesque star Katrina Darling’s cheeky routine earned her an 8-page nude pictorial in the famous magazine’s September issue, out August 17th.

Darling first learned of her connection the Catherine not through family, but through the magic of journalism. “It was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard,” she said with a laugh, recalling the phone call she received from a member of the UK press. “It’s not every day something like that.

More from her interview, plus another pic. 

Katrina Darling Playboy pic

“Burlesque is a platform for me to explore these kinds of things, Darling said of her God Save The Queen show.  “The more into it the audience is, the more into it I am.”  Darling has two upcoming shows for her newest routine, A Royal Dream:  at the Dream Hotel in South Beach Friday, August 31st and Dream New York Thursday, September 6th.