Report By: Nina Rai
Los Angeles, 16 Aug, 2012
In a move that is sure to embarrass the staid British royals, particularly the propah Duchess of Cambridge, her cousin Katrina Darling has gone right ahead and posed tantalizingly on the spreads of the racy magazine, Playboy.
On the magazine’s front cover striking a sultry pose as she lies topless on a sheepskin rug.’s cousin Katrina Darling is seen posing raunchily in suspenders and black lingerie without her regular props of crowns. She also appears inside the magazine in an eight page spread which includes her
The 22-year-old beauty's hair seems to be set in ‘Chelsea blow-dry’ style, with the curls cascading all over her shoulders on the cover photograph. Katrina has done her best to ape the Duchess, with her brown tresses looking very similar to Duchess Kate' curls. Even her smokey eye make-up is suggestive of Kate’s dark koel-lined eye make-up.
Reportedly, the burlesque dancer was paid a six-figure amount to bare all for the adult publication Playboy. That is not all; Katrina Darling will soon be performing a special private dance in the online format of the magazine.
It’s but natural that Playboy magazine wants to cash in on Katrina’s remote royal link. The publishers apparently are keen on highlighting her royal connection on their September magazine cover. It has gone ahead calling Katrina a ‘royal beauty and ‘Britain’s new burlesque queen’ on its cover. The allusion to the royals in these titles will not be lost on the readers.
At the same time it is something that is sure to embarrass the prim and propah British royals of which Kate Middleton is now a family member having married Prince William. The only saving grace possibly is that till date the cousins Kate Middleton and Katrina Darling have never met each other.
Hitherto Katrina had been carrying out her provocative acts in near anonymity, but gained notoriety just prior to Wills and Kate’s Royal Wedding in 2011, after her familial ties to Kate Middleton became public. The controversial performer, who hails from Sunderland, happens to be Kate’s second cousin once removed, revealed The Sun.
Katrina Darling’s grandmother is the sister of Duchess Kate’s great grandfather Thomas Harrison.Katrina on her part has never tried to get in touch with the high profile Middletons. In June she told RumorFix that she had not yet met her royal cousin, but conceded that it would be “really awkward to meet Kate. I’m not sure what I would say in that sort of situation….But I’m sure we would find something to laugh about in it all.”
About being in public glare, she opines that she had been a burlesque dancer for years and believes her being famous now is just a lucky coincidence. However, that didn’t stop her from composing a burlesque act to honor the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee called ‘God Save the Queen,’ which she enacted earlier this year at Whiskey Mist nightclub.
Katrina Darling had kick-started that eye-ball grabbing act by wearing a figure hugging red corset teamed with a union jack skirt, with a crown atop her head. And just as the anthem begin playing she stripped off totally, displaying bright red nipple tassels and a thong.
Darling for all her controversial acts is quite a brainy lassie who has worked earlier this year as a banker at Barclays. The wealth management staff there it seems were well aware of her late night jaunts and treated her hobby as a source of amusement, she claimed. Katrina Darling will soon be doing some upcoming shows in America in Miami and New York City.
But there is no word, if her cousins will be attending these shows. During her Big Apple show promotion Katrina told the New York Post she would welcome the royal family to one of her acts. “I’d be happy for them to [come], but if they don’t, it’s not the end of the world … I take my clothes off, but I don’t give away anything that should be kept for someone else,” she added.
Source: Daily Mail/Huffington Post
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