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German Princess Becomes “Playboy” Royalty as First Aristocrat to Pose Topless for the Magazine

Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris, Princess of Saxony, strips down as German Playboy’s 2024 March cover star

<p>Gerald Matzka/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images</p>  Princess of Saxony Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris becomes first aristocrat to cover Playboy

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Princess of Saxony Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris becomes first aristocrat to cover Playboy

This princess isn't worried about a royal scandal.

Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris, the Princess of Saxony, made history on Wednesday as the first aristocrat to pose for Playboy. (Warning: the following hyperlink leads to a story containing NSFW images.)

The 37-year-old royal and reality star strips down for the cover of German Playboy’s March 2024 issue — and the inside magazine spread is as racy as it gets, featuring topless photos of the aristocrat, who wears nothing but a bed sheet strategically placed over her body.

Xenia wears a white bathing suit with the top pulled down and the crotch clasps undone. She also poses poolside topless, the only article of clothing on the model being a sheer skirt with waist-high slits. Her wavy auburn hair is pushed to the side for a bombshell effect.

In her cover story, she said she'd be “surprised” if her family members picked up a copy of her Playboy issue in support, but she hopes that “they at least tolerate it.” She also notes that noble ancestors, including great-great-great-grandfather and the last King of Saxony, Friedrich August III, “would have definitely approved” of her latest gig.

<p>Henning Kaiser/picture alliance via Getty </p> Princess of Saxony Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris

Henning Kaiser/picture alliance via Getty

Princess of Saxony Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris

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While Germany hasn't had an active royal family or monarch since the end of World War I, the country does have several noble houses that at one point ruled over one or several of the German states.

Behind the photo shoot is an empowering message from the royal reality TV star, who earned her high title as a descendant of the German house of Wettin, according to the Independent.

As shared by Page Six, Xenia's goal was to show that “every woman is beautiful the way she is.”

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“You don’t have to conform to trends or have surgery on your body just to please someone,” the socialite said in her Playboy cover story. “I have stretch marks and I’m proud to show them."

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She also got real about some of the body-related “prejudices” she’s experienced from her time on television.

“In some reality TV shows, I was the only one who didn’t have anything done to her body,” shared the Princess, who currently stars in B:Real – Real Celebrities, Real Life. She continued by saying that “other women, some of whom had had a lot of surgery, said something like that I wasn’t any competition for them because I didn’t have any curves and wasn’t feminine."

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