Kit Harington Reveals How He Messed Up His Proposal To Rose Leslie

by : Tim Horner on : 05 Oct 2017 17:03

Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington revealed he ‘messed up’ his recent proposal to co-star and long-term girlfriend, Rose Leslie.


The actor, who plays Jon Snow in the hit HBO series, was on the sofa talking to Jonathan Ross on his chat show on Saturday night when the topic of his recent proposal came up.

And he used some rather unfortunate wording to describe it.

Watch Kit’s super awkward moment below:

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Kit said:

I did have some plans to do it, I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff.

But we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early.

Quickly apologising for the inappropriate wording, explaining to host Johnathan Ross he was meant to do it the day after with the lights.


He added:

What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early.

Kit proposed to Rose – who played Ygritte in Game of Thrones – in September, and their engagement was announced in The Times newspaper.

It read:


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 daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie of Aberdeenshire.

The Times

Ross asked Kit if he and Rose, who have been dating on and off since 2012, are considering a Game of Thrones-style wedding, with costumes and all.

Kit replied: 

No. There is absolutely no chance of me convincing her of that.

Recently, it was revealed Kit and Rose are in fact very distantly ‘related’ according to one fan’s bit of research.

Upon learning this news, one Twitter-user did a bit of digging – and I use this term loosely – she went on Wikipedia and found a little something.

It looks like detective Sophie has discovered Kit and Rose actually share a royal relative, Charles II of England – how very Game of Thrones of them.

Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington’s eighth-great-grandfather was Charles II of England.

Tim Horner

Tim Horner is a sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated with a BA Journalism from University College Falmouth before most his colleagues were born. A previous editor of adult mags, he now enjoys bringing the tone down in the viral news sector.

Topics: Film and TV


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