Originally Posted by Royal Fan
Ive recently thought has The Duke of Brabant ever expressed a desire to be Leopold IV that would give a sense of continuity.
Not that I know of. It would give a sense of continuity, but not of trust. The last Leopold was not very popular for his behaviour during and after the war. Also, Leopold II is always associated with Congo, which is a black mark in Belgian history. So this would probably not be a good idea.
This is reassuring for the King, I should think. to have about 50% of the people behind you in your decisions is about as much as you can expect in a difficult country like Belgium.