German princess strips down for Playboy: ‘The first and last time I get naked’

Playboy Germany’s March 2024 cover girl is Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris, Princess of Saxony

German princess strips down for Playboy

A German princess made headlines by gracing the cover of Playboy magazine, marking the first time an aristocrat had posed for the publication.

Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris, the princess of Saxony, is featured on the cover of Playboy Germany’s March 2024 issue.

In the photo shoot, the 37-year-old princess poses topless, wearing sheer white undergarments that reveal her figure.

“I think it’s the right time,” Xenia told US Newzs Digital. “I feel great. It’s … the first and last time I get naked, Playboy exclusive material, but it was such an experience.”

“I just … got some makeup [done] in my kimono, and then I was naked for two days,” she shared. “I felt so comfortable around the team. … I always wanted to be a pop star like Britney Spears, but I never dreamed of being in the press all over the world … as a natural woman.”

Germany hasn’t had an active royal family or monarch since the end of World War I, People magazine reported. However, the country still has several noble houses that at one point ruled over several of the German states. According to the outlet, Xenia’s noble ancestors include her great-great-grandfather, Friedrich August III, the last king of Saxony.

German princess strips down for Playboy

Xenia earned her title as a descendant of the German House of Wettin, the U.K.’s Independent reported.

“I asked my mom before I did it,” Xenia said of posing for Playboy. “Her opinion was important to me. She said, ‘You know what girl? If you feel it, then do it.’ That was the key, and I felt it. So, everyone was fine with it. I even got a message … from one of my cousins whom I haven’t spoken to in 20 years. He said, ‘Wow, congratulations! You did a great job by breaking this wall.’ I was like, ‘Wow, even my own family is on my side.’

“It changed because, 10 years ago, it was just the men in my family who had the power,” Xenia explained. “You had to do what they said and it was a struggle. But then I decided to make my way, my path. Now, I’m happier than ever.”

Xenia said the goal of her risqué photo shoot was to show women that all bodies are beautiful exactly as they are.

“I’ve had all these thoughts in my mind about getting bigger breasts,” she admitted. “But then I was like, ‘No, I’m a mom. I have [stretch] marks. I’m skinny, but that’s OK. It’s OK to have little boobs.’ That was my decision. … I’m proud to have a working body. I don’t care about the size. We tell the boys that size doesn’t matter. Well, our sizes also don’t matter.”


Xenia, who previously made her mark as a reality TV star, said she once faced pressure to go under the knife from her peers.

“I thought, ‘I’m the one without any surgery in this group, do I fit in?’” she said. “I just wanted to be myself. I didn’t want to get anything just because someone told me to get surgery. I’m content with my decision.”

Xenia is no stranger to being in the spotlight. She described her childhood as being surrounded by cameras. And when reality TV came knocking on her door, she answered.

“It turns out that I’m good at it,” she chuckled.

She even used her TV fame in Europe to try to find a husband. Xenia claimed she’s been proposed to a whopping six times.

German princess strips down for Playboy

“It’s not always my bad at these things!” she insisted. “Maybe three or four … but that’s not the easy part of being a princess. You never know if people want you for your title or just yourself. I even tried to find a man undercover on BBC’s ‘Undercover Princesses,’ [and] it didn’t work out.

“There have always been cameras in my family,” said Xenia. “It’s kind of what everyone thinks about when they think of a princess. I had to go to events with other royals. But on the other side, my mom tried to always raise me normally. I helped [around] the house [by] cleaning to get some money.”

“I was normal. … Everyone thinks that being a princess means you have no issues, no worries, just a lot of money. People always think I have everything. But, in reality, I work for everything. I wanted to do my own thing and not just rely on what my family told me to do.”

When asked what it would take for a man to impress her today, Xenia remarked, “That’s right — everyone knows me naked.”

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“Well, humor is what I find most attractive,” she explained. “I admire Ryan Reynolds, but I also respect his wife, so everything is good.”

Regarding her ancestry, Xenia believed that the last king of Saxony would have supported her decision to pose for Playboy.

“I was feeling very nervous two weeks before the shoot,” she revealed. “I didn’t fully grasp that it was happening. So, I started meditating. During that time, I had this strange sensation. It felt like he was giving me a little nod and saying, ‘Go for it.’ I know it sounds crazy, but I just had this sense that he would have approved. I felt like I was connecting with him somehow, even though I’d never met him. I can’t explain it, but that’s the feeling I had.”

As for critics who scrutinize her photos, Xenia has a direct message for them.

“How dare you dictate what a princess should or shouldn’t do?” she exclaimed. “Who are you to judge? I am a princess, and I have the freedom to make my own choices, just like everyone else should.”

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