Since it looks impossible to get Kate Middleton to pose for a steamy cover, Playboy settles for her cousin Katrina Darling. The burlesque dancer from Newcastle shows off her hot bod in a sexy black lingerie on the cover and gets more daring on the spread inside the publication. She poses in various states of topless.
The 21-year-old brunette beauty is a second cousin to the Royal Duchess of Cambridge. Her grandmother is a sister to Kate's great grandfather Thomas Harrison. She never knew that she's a relative to the wife of Prince William until she was asked to comment about the royal wedding before it was held last year.
Katrina said she has never met Kate and never tried to contact the Duchess. "It was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard," she told Playboy about her royal connection. "It's not every day something like that happens." She works as a banker at Barclays during the day and strips down onstage during the night.
Katrine said of her friends, "everybody is really supportive" of her burlesque dancing. "They think it's a bit of fun," she gushed. She reportedly collected a six-figure sum for posing for Playboy's September issue. The latest edition of the adult magazine will hit newsstand and be made available for tablet download on August 17.