Yesterday, rumors started swirling that Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were engaged. A source told The Sun, “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…After moving in together in January, he felt it was the right time to take the next step.” We urged everyone yesterday to take this report with a grain of salt. In the world of celebrity engagements, nothing is officially official until the stars themselves confirm it.
And now Harington and Leslie have. The couple, who went public with their relationship in April 2016, took out space in Tuesday’s Times newspaper to formally announce they’re tying the knot.
“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,” the Times spot reads.
Check it for yourself, via a tweet from BBC journalist Lizo Mzimba, below:
Leave it to two British actors to deliver one of pop-culture’s fanciest—and most classic—engagement confirmations. Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, another pair of chic Brits, also announced their engagement via the Times in 2014.
Harington revealed to Italian Vogue in May 2016 when and how he fell in love with Leslie. “The three weeks in Iceland when we were shooting the second season,” he said. “Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love. 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…”