Kate Middleton's second cousin Katrina Darling looks sexy on the Septempber Playboy cover photo. The 22-year-old Darling is a burlesque dancer did not know of her relation to the world famous Duchess of Cambridge, she said to Playboy. The dark haired beauty will take over 8 pages in the magazine all to herself.
The public's interest in Kate Middleton's family members piqued when her engagement to Prince William was announced. The U.K. press discovered that Katrina Darling is a second cousin to the Duchess and contacted Darling to her surprise.
"It was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard," she said to Playboy. "It's not every day something like that happens."
Middleton and Darling have never met, according to sources. The public is curious about Darilng and Playboy saw it as an opportunity for an interesting story.
Playboy's VP of public relations Theresa Hennessey explained, "The magazine always looks for relevant pop culture figures, we look for beautiful women that are relevant in pop culture. Darling is beautiful, she has been in the news. She is someone I think our readers would be interested in seeing."