​Kate Middleton Cousin Katrina Darling In September Playboy

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July 12, 2012

Kate Middleton’s cousin, a dancer who goes by the name Katrina Darling, will be Playboy magazine’s September cover girl and the royal family isn’t taking the news too well.

It’s also been reported that the 21-yeaer-old is a long lost relative and that Prince William’s wife has made no effort in reaching out.

But the brunette beauty says she couldn’t care less, stating that it would be “awkward to meet Kate. I’m not sure what I would say in that sort of situation. But I’m sure we would find something to laugh about in it all,” according to gossip site Rumor Fix. “It would be nice to meet [my cousin], but I’m not actually going to pursue it”

Darling learned of her royal relation through the press just days before Kate Middleton wed Prince William in April 2011. She is a second cousin once removed to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Darling said she has received plenty of negative media attention from her sudden raise to fame. 

“I’ve been called God knows what in God knows how many languages. I try not to take the negative attention as a personal attack, I try not to pay attention. I try not try read the press too much, so I don’t know what they’re saying about me,” she said.

So are there any chances Kate’s still single brother-in-law, Prince Harry, has a chance? 

“I’m sure Prince Harry is an adorable guy, but I am a taken woman and Eton College men are not my cup of tea — too prestigious,” she explained. “I like my men rough around the edges!”

Could Kate Middleton’s cousin be the next beauty to move in with Hugh Heffner?