Everything You Need to Know About Kit Harington’s Eye-Catching Wedding to Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who had thrilling on-screen romance as Jon Snow and Ygritte for three seasons on Game of Thrones, are a couple in real life, too.
The two had a fairy-tale wedding on June 23, 2018, after dating for several years.
According to Us Weekly, they also expanded their family in February 2021, as they were blessed with a baby boy.
Pre Wedding — Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Met on Set
First things first — Harington and Leslie hit it off after they first met while filming season two of Game of Thrones in 2011.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the MET gala. (Source: Instagram)
While Harington popularly played one of the lead roles, Jon Snow, in the epic drama, Leslie made several appearances as Ygritte during seasons two and four.
Their on-screen romance eventually ended in 2014 when the actress’ character was killed off during the Battle of Castle Black.
Meanwhile, the two had already started an off-screen romance by that time.
“I met my wife in this show, so in that way, it gave me my future family, and my life from here on in,” the actor gushed about his wife backstage at the 2018 Emmy Awards. “That’s the main thing it did for me, and it’s changed it completely.”
Wedding Bells — Getting Down on One Knee
After being in a relationship for more than five years, Harington and Leslie formally announced the engagement in an old-fashioned way via the London newspaper — The Times.
“Mr. KC [Kit Catesby] Harington and Miss RE [Rose Eleanor] Leslie,” the headline for September 27, 2017, story read.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie stroll around NYC. (Source: Instagram)
It continued, “The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”
The Eternals actor reportedly got down on one knee and proposed to his now-wife.
And while Leslie happily accepted the proposal, Harington told British TV host, Jonathan Ross, that he fumbled during the big moment.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s Fairy-Tale Wedding
Fans — and more especially the couple themselves — were delighted when the lovebirds eventually walked down the aisle in June 2018.
The couple had a fairy-tale wedding at the Kirkton of Rayne Church at Wardhill Castle in Scotland. The castle, constructed in the 1100s, is reportedly owned by Leslie’s family.
According to Daily Mail, the estate was decorated with signs that read “Mr & Mrs” and “Happy Ever After.”
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie with big smiles at their wedding. (Source: Instagram)
On the big day, the bride wore a long-sleeve ivory dress with lace embellishments, a floral headpiece, and a long veil. On the other hand, the groom dashed a tuxedo with a cream-colored vest and tails.
The couple also walked hand-in-hand through the garden after their private ceremony.
In addition, the ceremony was a star-studded affair, with most of the Game of Thrones actors in attendance.
And there was Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in the HBO hit, who made an entrance in a kilt.