Leopold III came to power during a horrifying time in Europe. He became the King of the Belgians just as an ominous and terrifying power was rising in Germany. The problem was, Leopold seemed to have a hidden agenda. But it was so hidden, that it was impossible to know whose side this secretive king was actually on—until it was far too late.
1. He Was Destined For Power
On November 3, 1901, Prince Leopold was born into a pretty cozy situation. In fact, as the son of Belgium’s royal heir, he was already destined to wield great power. However, nobody could foresee the dangers that lay in wait for the young prince. With these great odds of success, you have to wonder how it all went so wrong.