Updated Sept. 29, 10 a.m. PT: In a very Game of Thrones-esque plot twist, a reporter has discovered that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who are freshly engaged, may actually be related. But don’t panic. If they are, it’s in the super distant, we-kind-of-all-are-if-you-go-back-far-enough sort of way.
Sophie Wilkinson was doing some reading into both stars’ Wikipedia pages and is apparently the most observant person of all time, because she screen shotted the genealogy sections where it says that both stars are distant descendants of Charles II of England.
Cool that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are engaged but also they are related??? pic.twitter.com/ds4B8OAfrB
— Sophie WilkINson (@sophwilkinson) September 27, 2017
Charles II died in 1685, so when we say distant, we mean distant. Luckily, as far as laws go, it’s not incest unless you’re close blood relatives, and there are probably 10 generations separating these two, thank God.
Update September 27, 2017, 9:05 a.m. PT: It looks like Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have officially confirmed their engagement and they did so in a delightfully formal and old-school manner: by newspaper. The couple posted an engagement announcement in the Times of London on Wednesday, reading: ““Mr K.C. Harington and Miss R.E. Leslie. 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.”
There’s going to be a Game of Thrones wedding pic.twitter.com/8UGGMCh9GH
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) September 27, 2017
Game of Thrones might be one of the darkest, most twisted shows on TV. Behind the scenes, though, there’s cause for some serious celebration — stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are reportedly engaged!
They haven’t confirmed anything yet, but People magazine has a source that says the news is legit, and TBH, we wouldn’t be surprised. Harington and Leslie have been dating since 2012 (with one short break when they broke up and then quickly reconciled), and they’re one of the cutest, sweetest couples out there.
And we already knew they were serious, because Harington admitted on The Late Late Show back in June that they had just moved in together.
“I’ve moved in with my other best friend, Rose,” he said. “I’m very, very happy and it’s going well. She has all sorts of ideas for the house. I said to her — because she moved into my house — I said, ‘Look, darling, it’s important that this is our space, that it feels like our space and that you haven’t just moved into mine. Move anything you want around — change anything or chuck anything out.’ So I went to the shops and I came back and said, ‘What did you decide?’ And she went, ‘We’re moving the kitchen downstairs.'”
That’s not the only time Harington has had a cute story to share about Leslie. He’s also shared that his favorite time on GoT was shooting Season 2, in large part because of Leslie.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” he told L’Uomo Vogue.
Congrats to Kit Harington and Rose Leslie!