Game Of Thrones fans point out that newly engaged Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are related – as they’re both descendants of King Charles II

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AN eagle-eyed Game of Thrones fan has noticed that newly engaged Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are related.

The actor – who plays Jon Snow in the hit HBO drama – confirmed his engagement to his former co-star with an announcement in The Times newspaper today.

 An eagle-eyed Game of Thrones fan has noticed Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are related

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An eagle-eyed Game of Thrones fan has noticed Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are related
 The couple announced their engagement today in The Times newspaper

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The couple announced their engagement today in The Times newspaper

While fans are delighted the couple are to wed, one couldn’t help but notice something a miss after reading both their Wikipedia pages.

Taking to Twitter they wrote alongside screen shots of both profiles: “Cool that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are engaged but also they are related???”

Indeed, Kit’s early life section reads: “Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington’s eighth-great-grandfather was Charles II of England”.

Meanwhile, Rose’s says: “Her mother is Candida Mary Sibyl ‘Candy’ Leslie (nee Weld) of Clan Fraser, maternal great-granddaughter of Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, and descendant of Charles II of England”.

While the couple have never commented on their mutual royal relation, they are thrilled to be tying the knot, just a year after going public with their relationship.

After keeping their romance under wraps for four years, the couple announced their engagement in The Times.

 Kit is a descendant of King Charles II

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Kit is a descendant of King Charles II
 Rose, who met Kit on the set of Game of Thrones, can also say King Charles II is an ancestor

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Rose, who met Kit on the set of Game of Thrones, can also say King Charles II is an ancestor

Their ad stating: “Mr K.C. Harington and Miss R.E. Leslie.

“The engagement is announced between Kit, younger son of David and Deborah Harington of Worcesterhire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.”

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The couple met on the set of the hit show when they played onscreen lovers, but they are now getting married in real life.

Rose played Ygritte from seasons two to four and Kit still plays her character’s former lover Jon Snow.

 The couple met on the set of Game of Thrones

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The couple met on the set of Game of Thrones
 Kit plays Jon Snow in the series, while Rose left at the end of series 4

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Kit plays Jon Snow in the series, while Rose left at the end of series 4
 The couple kept their romance a secret until last year

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The couple kept their romance a secret until last year
Kit Harington revealed his unusual superstitions on This Morning

After keeping tight-lipped for so long, Kit hasn’t held back on declaring his love for Rose, who previously appeared in Downton Abbey as maid Gwen.

He has admitted: “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.”


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