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Gotham Gossipist: Distant Middleton Cousin Bringing Racy Stage Show To New York

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Katrina Darling may be the closest you'll ever come to seeing the Middleton sisters stripped down.

Let's just say I doubt there's any chance of a Royal family sex tape being leaked.  Instead, you'll have to pay full ticket price to see the family jewels.  Darling, a 21-year-old burlesque dancer, also happens to be a second cousin, once removed, to the Middleton family.

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According to The New York Post, she's bringing her racy stage show to New York.  While Kate and Katrina had no clue that they were relatives until a British newspaper discovered the lineage, Darling takes full advantage with her "God Save the Queen" act.  William, Kate, Pippa, and the whole royal crew are welcome at her shows anytime.

"I'd be happy for them to [come], but if they don't, it's not the end of the world," Darling said.

Burlesque is all fun and games for Ms. Darling, who spends her day working in personal wealth management at Barclays.

The British finance world seems to have no problem with what their employees do after hours, Darling said of her employer "They know that I do this on the side," she said. "Everybody is really supportive. The English know how to laugh at themselves a bit more."

Well, the Brits may know how to laugh at themselves, but Americans know a strip tease better than any one.  The 21-year old model and dancer admitted she had to up her game for New York audiences, "New York is a lot more out there than the UK scene," she said. "London sticks more to the traditional burlesque side of things, whereas New York really pushes the envelope."

I guess now we'll really know if Pippa's bottom is thanks to genetics or the gym.

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