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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie announce their engagement

Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have announced their engagement.

The pair, who played romantic interests in the fantasy series, announced the news in The Times newspaper yesterday.

Harington plays King of the North and fan favourite Jon Snow while Leslie played wildling Ygritte between 2012 and 2014.

The couple, both 30, have been dating since early 2016.

The Times piece was posted using the couple’s full names, Mr KC (Kit Catseby) Harington and Miss RE (Rose Eleanor) Leslie.

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It read: "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 pair have kept fairly quiet about their relationship apart from earlier this year when Harington revealed they had moved in together and were "very, very happy”.

As well as Game of Thrones, Scottish actress Leslie has been in a number of popular TV series including Downton Abbey as housemaid Gwen Dawson, and The Good Fight as Maia Rindell.

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Fans of the HBO series, based on the George RR Martin books A Song of Ice and Fire, have taken to social media to speak of their joy.

One Twitter user said: “Kit Harrington marrying his co-star Rose Leslie gives me crazy warm fuzzies in my heart.”

Another said: Just been pulled on the heart strings a little bit. Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are engaged! Congrats.”

And: “Congratulations to Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie on finally making many people's fanfictions a reality.”

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But not everyone was quite so happy...

One tweet said: “Honestly no I'm not excited for Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie because I want Jon Snow all to myself.”

The final eighth series of Game of Thrones is planned for 2018.

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