Kate Middleton, ahem, the Duchess of Cambridge’s cousin, also known as Katrina Darling burlesque dancer, has been making headlines again. Though she’s not the only royal relative who’s a burlesque performer.
Katrina Darling Burlesque
Miss Katrina Darling burlesque antics first hit the tabloids by burlesque dancing to ‘God Save the Queen’ during the Queen’s diamond jubilee, her Playboy cover shoot (above) and by gracing the cover of Loaded magazine.
The lad’s mag saw her pose topless with a lingerie photoshoot inside (below). Note the subtle use of a crown.
(Image from Antonio Petronzio)
Katrina Darling also flashes her crown jewels on stage. Performing in Austria, her audience included former US President Bill Clinton, Elton John and his husband David Furnish, according to The Daily Mail. The big names were attending the Life Ball, which raises money for HIV and AIDS charities.
Read about the Burlexe show performing at the Elton John AIDS Foundation fundraiser.
In her burlesque performance Katrina Darling strategically used the crown as part of her striptease. Watch her God Save the Queen burlesque act:
See more snaps of the royal relative on her Tumblr page.
Emma Parker Bowles Burlesque
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also has a burlesque dancing relative. Emma Parker Bowles joined her friends for a charity burlesque performance and she wrote about it for The Daily Mail.
She wrote about joining the LA burlesque troupe, The Dollface Dames, with wit and modesty. She said, “The closest I would get to Dita Von Teese would be as a scarecrow in her garden.”
She added, “This was why I said yes. It was time to embrace my femininity.” Bravo to that!
(Image by Nick Stern)
Catch up on last month’s Burlesque News May 2013.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
We love to showcase UK burlesque performers and share the stories of these wonderful women who perform burlesque. Royal relatives like Emma Parker Bowles and Katrina Darling burlesque is one such woman.
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(Main image by Mariena Biellnska)