Kate Middleton may be the very model of a modesty, but one of her cousins, burlesque dancer Katrina Darling, stripped off on stage in New York last week, flaunting a butt every bit as shapely as her second cousin Pippa’s. Katrina Darling started off her racy performance wearing a red and gold patterned corset with a matching pair of knickers, gold fringed stilettos, white knee socks and a small crown on her head. By the end of it, she was completely naked, bar nipple pasties, a clip-on thong and a crown perched atop her head.
Katrina Darling works for Barclay’s Wealth Management in London. She was making her debut American appearance, performing her ‘God Save The Queen’ routine at the last Tuesday Night Dropout Party at W.I.P, a new SoHo club. Darling, who’s also a model and working on a lingerie line, has been performing since she was 18. She said, “I take my clothes off, but I don’t give away anything that should be kept for someone else.”
By the way Katrina didn’t even know she was related to Kate until she got engaged to Prince William. Kate and Katrina are related through Katrina’s grandmother who is the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge’s great-grandfather, making Darling a second cousin to Middletons. Darling told the New York Post she’s had no backlash from the royal family to her “God Save the Queen” act, and they are welcome to watch her perform: “I’d be happy for them to, but if they don’t, it’s not the end of the world.”