1) He was the widower of the fairy tale Queen Astrid who still is adored in Belgium.
2) He married while he was a prisoner of war
3) He married unequal something that had not happened in the Belgian dynasty with it's German roots very focused on marrying Standesgemass.
Technically the Belgian constitution does not know a morganatic marriage. Leopold II married his second wife only in the eyes of the church and it's clear that is what Leopold III was intending to do as well. Once he married civilly as well his wife should have been Queen Lilian and their son would have been in line of succession. There have been experts on Belgian constitutional law who have been convinced that prince Alexander was in line of succession. As he died without heirs and his half brother Albert II has provided with a long list of heir(esse)s it never got tested.
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