Kit Harington & Rose Leslie's Wedding Planning Basically Isn't Happening
Updated Jan. 15, 2018, 7 a.m. PT: The premiere date for the final season of Game of Thrones has been pushed back to 2019, but it's not because anyone's making time for the most anticipated wedding of the show: when Kit Harington and Rose Leslie tie the knot IRL.
In a new interview with Town & Country magazine, Leslie revealed wedding planning is taking a little bit of a backseat to the other big things happening in her life — like wrapping up GoT.
"I'm trying to fit in my wedding," she said. "I haven't tackled it. There's just too much to do."
Hopefully, she gets around to it eventually, because this is basically on par with the royal wedding.
Original story, published Oct. 8, 2017: If you have enough power on the set, you can shut down the entire show just for your wedding. And that's what Kit Harington asked of his Game of Thrones producer to do so he can marry his costar, Rose Leslie.
"I rang him up, and I said, 'I'm getting married, and it's your fault, actually,'" Harington explained on The Jonathan Ross Show. "I was like, 'You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding, by the way.' They [the cast] have all got to be there, so the whole thing has got to shut down."
Given the fact that Harington met Leslie on the set in 2012, it is a fair ask. The cast was there to witness their love story, and it’s beautiful that they want to be surrounded by their co-workers on this special day.
Will the set shutdown actually happen? That remains to be seen, but Harington promised host Jonathan Ross that it will not be a GoT-themed wedding.
Rumors about the duo tying the knot were floating around, but Harington and Rose didn’t go the modern social media route for an engagement announcement. The couple’s engagement was confirmed last week with an old-fashioned announcement in The Times, a U.K. publication.
“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,” read The Times’ engagement post.
Harington eventually spilled the engagement story on The Jonathan Ross Show.
"I did have some plans to do it. I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff. But we were in the country, and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine, and I blew my load early," Harington shared. "Sorry, that’s a really bad expression... I meant to do it the day after, with the lights. What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early. Not blew my load."
Well, that’s quite a story to share with the couple's kids down the road — after a conversation about the birds and the bees.