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Kate Middleton’s Cousin on Cover of “Playboy”

File photo. Eyecandy Images/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, comes from a very talented family.

Take sister Pippa, for example, who launched an online party magazine, Party Times. Then there is James, Kate’s younger brother, who dropped out of Edinburgh University to start a bakery business, Cake Kit Company. And finally we have Katrina Darling, the 22-year-old second cousin to the Duchess of Cambridge, once removed.

Katrina is a burlesque dancer and will be on the cover of Playboy‘s upcoming September 2012 issue. Featured in an eight-page pictorial inside the magazine, the burlesque star, reminiscent of a Dita von Teese with long dark locks and a sultry look, made her mark on the performance world when she began performing her own burlesque show, “God Save The Queen.”

Darling told Playboy during an interview for the September issue, “burlesque is a platform for me to explore these kinds of things. The more into it the audience is, says Katrina, the more into it I am.”

Up until Kate Middleton and Prince William were getting married in April 2011, Darling had no idea about her relation to the Duchess of Cambridge. A member of the U.K. press called Darling to inform her of her famous cousin. Darling told Playboy she was surprised to discover her family lineage. “It was the most ridiculous thing I ever heard,” she said.  “It’s not every day something like that happens.”

Darling has never met her cousin, according to the Daily Mail.

Darling has been traveling the performance stages and cabaret clubs throughout Europe and now America. She has upcoming shows in South Beach, Fla., and New York City.

She did not respond to an ABC News request for comment.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Anna Chapman Nude In Playboy, Nabs Political Post

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(MOSCOW) -- Nude photos in Playboy are apparently no obstruction to a political career in Russia. At a ceremony in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian spy Anna Chapman was appointed a leader of the youth branch of Vladimir Putin's political party, even though she will appear naked in the men's magazine next month.

Chapman has been named head of a new subdivision within the Young Guard, the youth branch of Putin's United Russia party.

Candid nude photos that an ex-boyfriend snapped of Chapman will appear in the January issue of Playboy as part of an article about Chapman and her father. Other nude and semi-nude photos of Chapman appeared in the British and U.S. press last summer, not long after Chapman and nine other members of a Russian spy ring were exposed in the U.S.

The Young Guard is strongly pro-government, often holding street demonstrations, and was criticized in November after a Russian investigative journalist was badly beaten. Oleg Kashin, who had reported on opposition to a highway planned for a Moscow forest, was attacked on a Moscow street by unidentified assailants. Kashin had been criticized by the Young Guard on its website. The Young Guard had published a picture of Kashin with the label "Will Be Punished," but condemned the attack on Kashin and denied any involvement. 

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