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08.14.12

Kate Middleton’s Cousin Katrina Darling Graces Cover of Playboy (Photos)

Katrina Darling, Kate Middleton’s 22-year-old second cousin, lands September cover of Playboy.

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Courtesy of Playboy / Marlena Bielinska

"God Save the Queen," indeed. Katrina Darling, burlesque performer and second cousin (once removed) to the Duchess of Cambridge, has landed the September cover of Playboy. The 22-year-old discovered shortly before the royal wedding last year that she is distantly related to Kate Middleton and has been performing her own burlesque show, entitled "God Save the Queen," at cabaret clubs in Europe and America. The magazine will feature an 8-page spread of the "Royal Beauty," who reportedly pocketed a six-figure sum for the shoot.

Katrina Darling in Playboy
Courtesy of Playboy / Marlena Bielinska