RumorFix spoke exclusively to Kate Middleton’s cousin, burlesque dancer Katrina Darling, and she spilled the beans on her feelings about the Royal Family.
It’s been nearly an entire year since it was revealed that the 21-year-old was a long lost relative of Prince William’s wife. With all the hype and publicity surrounding the matter, you’d think the two new-found relatives would have met by now, however, that’s not the case. Katrina tells RumorFix exclusively that Middleton has made no effort in reaching out. But here’s the catch–the brunette beauty couldn’t care less, telling us it would be really “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.” The dancer admits, “It would be nice to meet her, but I’m not actually going to pursue it.”
It’s also not often that burlesque dancers and royals are related, so it’s only a given that Darling has received plenty of negative media attention from her sudden raise to fame. She tells RumorFix exclusively, “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.” But one thing’s for sure, she tells us, “I am not a porn star” despite tabloid reports.
As for Katrina’s love life? The Brit divulges to RumorFix that she is indeed in love with a man but refuses to reveal his name, “I have a boyfriend we have known each other for years, so it’s a quite a recent thing, nothing I’m going to splash out there. But he is a really sweet guy and I’m very in love with him, I’m very happy!”
So are there any chances Kate’s brother-in-law, Prince Harry, can come along and sweep Katrina off her feet? Not a chance! She confirms, “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. I like my men rough around the edges!”
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.