My black boyfriend and I had death threats over our relationship – Norwegian princess

A Norwegian princess has shared the racism her boyfriend faces in a frank Instagram post.

Princess Martha Louise, who is fourth in line to the throne in Norway, is dating Shaman Durek and said their relationship had given her “a crash course in how white supremacy is at play” in the world.

Her post came as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, spoke about her experience as a biracial woman in a message to the graduating class of her former high school, in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Admitting to her own failures, Princess Martha added dating him had shown “the way I have consciously and subconsciously thought of and acted towards black people. How I have taken my rights for granted - never looked properly at what racism really is, because it has been comfortable for me that the system is in place.

“I am not proud of it, but I realise I need to grow into understanding this deeply rooted system to be able to be part of the dismantling of it.”

She said she needed to “grow and educate” herself to “move from being against racism to being anti-racist”.

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