Princess Märtha Louise and Durek Verrett receive death threats after engagement: ‘They do not want a black man in the royal family’

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Last week, the Norwegian royal family came with a happy announcement.

Princess Märtha Louise had become engaged to shaman Durek Verrett. However, not everyone shares the joy with them.

In a live on Instagram, the couple tells how, among other things, they have received death threats after the announcement of their engagement. It writes Expressen. Durek Verrett’s skin color is also a big problem for some.

“First, they do not want a black man in the royal family. Never before in history have there been blacks in European royal families, so it is a very big issue, “says Durek Verrett, among other things, and says that gender roles also play a role.

“Secondly, Märtha is a woman. It is not the same when a man in royal family chooses a colored woman. A man can choose who he wants, but that a princess chooses a colored one has not happened before, and it is difficult for people to deal with. “

For the princess, the experience has been an eye opener, and she says her privileges as a white have made her naive.

“This is a lot worse, I thought it was,” she says of the racism they have encountered.

The couple has been together since 2019.

There have been several storms around Durek Verrett, which over time has come with several controversial announcements.

Among other things, he has said that he can cure cancer, just as he has also claimed to be able to ‘cleanse’ women who, in his view, have had sex with too many partners.

As the corona crisis erupted, Durek Verrett also stated that one could protect oneself against the virus by sending a mantra out into the universe.

Something that made Dan Larhammar, professor of molecular cell biology at Uppsala University and chairman of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Sweden, call the shaman “completely crazy”.

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