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Kit Harington’s Brother Included a ‘Game of Thrones’ Reference in His Best Man Speech

Kit Harrington and Rose LeslieABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JUNE 23: Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie departing Rayne Church in Kirkton on Rayne after their wedding on June 23, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Milan/GC Images)

Somebody had to do it. Actor Kit Harington revealed a rather funny piece of information about his wedding reception this week while catching up with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.

Harington, who plays Jon Snow on HBO’s Game of Thrones, touched on the ever-so-popular phrase, “You know nothing, Jon Snow,” a line immortalized by on-screen love Ygritte, who was played by his real-life wife Rose Leslie. (After years of quietly dating, the pair married in June 2018 at Leslie’s Scottish family castle.)

“My wife is Rose, so we get doubly yelled at,” he told Fallon of the line. “I hate it. I hate it when people say it.”

The one exception, however, was during his wedding reception last year when one particular toast fittingly included a nod to the phrase. “My brother managed to get it into the end of my best man speech. It was quite sweet, actually,” Harington mused. “He said, ‘Looking at the woman you’re marrying, it shows you do know something, Jon Snow.’”

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND – JUNE 23: Kit Harington and Rose Leslie departing Rayne Church in Kirkton on Rayne after their wedding on June 23, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)

Harington and Leslie memorably fell in love on the set of the HBO fantasy series, which is now approaching its final season. The pair confirmed their engagement in a rather U.K. way by sharing their relationship status with the local paper The Times UK.

They married in June 2018 in a wedding attended by many of their Game of Thrones costars including Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who both play Harington’s supposed siblings in the series.

Turner, meanwhile, will marry Joe Jonas this summer in France and Williams will serve as her maid of honor.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.