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Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Confirm Their Engagement in Newspaper Announcement

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Rose Leslie and Kit Harington attend The Olivier Awards with Mastercard at The Royal Opera House on April 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

It’s true! Game of Thrones couple Rose Leslie and Kit Harington, who played on-screen lovebirds in HBO’s fantasy franchise, are getting married. After news broke that the two are engaged on Tuesday, September 26, the couple then took to the Times of London to confirm the milestone.

It reads: “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 daughters of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”

The pair first started dating in 2012 while shooting scenes for the series in Iceland. “Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love,” Harington told L’Uomo Vogue. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”

Leslie, who’s of Scottish descent, said in a separate interview with the Telegraph, “It’s a really, really stunning place and we saw the Northern Lights, which was extraordinary. I’ve never before been somewhere so vast and magic.”

Leslie’s character, Ygritte, was killed off in season 4, but Harington’s iconic Jon Snow lives on.

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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.