Kate Middleton's Cousin Is a Fancy Stripper

February 23, 2012 By:
Kate Middleton's Cousin Is a Fancy Stripper

Or as they like to call themselves, ‘Burlesque dancers'. You takin’ off your clothes and getting paid for it? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Katrina Darling is a 21 year-old model/dancer, and she recently discovered Pippa and Kate Middleton are her second cousins, once removed. I can only imagine how this news was delivered to Duchess Catherine. I imagine a butler handing her an envelope on a silver platter, saying: “Your highness, I’m afraid I have some disturbing news.” And then Kate opens the envelope and it’s a picture of Katrina doing the booty clap.

Anyway, Darling is set to perform a risqué stage act for the first time in the United States, and it will include a ‘God Save the Queen’ routine. Her American debut will be made March 13 at the ‘Dropout’ party at W.I.P. in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.

So anyway, how are these two related? Katrina’s grandma, Jane, is the sister of Kate’s great-grandfather, Thomas Harrison. Kind of a stretch if you ask me, but the thought of a stripper in the Royal Family is amusing enough that I’m willing to overlook that.

Anyway, Katrina still has a banking job at Barclays in London, and says she didn’t discover she was a royal relative until Kate and Prince William engaged in November 2012.

She told Page Six: "I take my clothes off, but I don't give away anything that should be kept for someone else."

Translate: HJs only and no eye contact.

She added that the royal family knows about her routine and her coworkers at Barclay’s approve of her moonlighting job.

“Everybody is really supportive. The English know how to laugh at themselves a bit more."