You didn't really think the King of the North would announce his engagement with just an Instagram selfie, did you? No, no, only a formal engagement announcement would do for Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. Yes, the Game of Thrones stars are officially—seriously!—engaged and just announced the nuptial news in their hometown newspaper. Now, if only the daily paper was delivered via raven…
With speculation spreading yesterday that the Game of Thrones actors were engaged, it was starting to seem like this was the white walker of rumors: It just wouldn't die! Just a few months ago, in fact, the couple shut down similar gossip about Jon Snow bending the knee. But this time, the engagement speculation turned out to be true. We're having a Westeros wedding, y'all!
The Daily Mail reports that Harington and Leslie had their engagement announcement printed in the Tuesday edition of London's The Times newspaper.
"MR. K.C. HARINGTON AND MISS R.E. LESLIE," reads the forthcoming marriages section of the paper. Hold up! We recognize those names…
The announcement continues, "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."
This formal announcement confirms yesterday's unnamed source who first spilled the deets on the engagement to the U.K.'s The Sun. "They're yet to set a date but told friends and family last week that they've got engaged," said the insider. "Kit's known for ages he's wanted to marry Rose but he wanted them to get a house and settle down a bit first." The tipster added, "After moving in together in January he felt it was the right time to take the next step."
The Game of Thrones actors met when Leslie's character was introduced in season two of the HBO series. (She was later killed off in the fourth season. RIP, Ygritte…) After keeping their relationship as private as possible for a stint, the couple finally went public with their relationship in April 2016, with Harington opening up to L'Uomo Vogue about falling for Leslie during the filming of the series. "If you're already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show," he said, "it becomes very easy to fall in love."
Aww! Jon Snow and Ygritte forever!