Two and a half years after their wedding and almost eight after meeting, the acting couple of Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have been parents to their first child. The protagonists of the successful series Game of Thrones (HBO) have not announced the news with photos or statements, but have simply been seen walking through the streets of London. In the images they are seen dressed informally, walking hand in hand, Harington carrying the grocery bags and Leslie (covered with a mask) carrying the little one in a backpack. Both the sex and the name of the baby are unknown
The couple had also not announced the pregnancy, but had simply commented on it when asked about it. In September, Leslie told the New York Post in October, during the promotion of the film Death on the Nile , in which she stars, she was "delighted" with her pregnancy: "I can't wait to meet the new member of the family." Then she posed with very large knitted sweaters that did not allow her pregnancy to be appreciated. This was only seen when Leslie posed on the cover of the British magazine Make . The photographs showed its condition.
The couple formed by Leslie (who in Game of Thrones played Ygritte) and Harington (who played Jon Snow in the series) met in 2012 while filming the second season of the already completed HBO series in Iceland. They had a romance in fiction and it sprang into real life. "When you are very attracted to someone, and then the script plays in their loving favor, it is very easy to fall in love," he told L'Uomo Vogue magazine. Although they broke up when they had been together for a year, they got back together later and made their romance official in 2016. Finally, they announced their engagement officially in the British newspaper The Times in September 2017. “The engagement between Kit, the youngest son of David and Deborah Harington from Worcestershire, and Rose, middle daughter of Sebastian and Candy Leslie from Aberdeenshire. ”
The wedding, held in June 2018, was an event for fans of Game of Thrones, but also for many of its protagonists , like Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage, who were seen in Rayne's chapel, in Aberdeenshire (Scotland), where the bride was born. The link was held there after receiving permission from the producers of the series to make a break in the eighth season of filming so that everyone could attend.
The wedding venue was very close to Wardhill Castle , owned by the Lesliees and where the banquet was held. This 12th-century fortress has been in the family's ownership for nearly a thousand years and is now run by William Leslie, the actress's brother. With golf courses, whiskey distilleries and a team of renowned chefs, it is possible to stay in one of its eight rooms available for between 6,300 and 7,500 euros per night. Just 25 kilometers away, the Lesliees also have another castle, Lickleyhead, from the 15th century and located near the town of Insch. This place is private and there live the parents of the family, Sebastian and Candy.
For his part, Harington also has an aristocratic past, being the son of a baron and businessman and a writer, Deborah Jane Catesby. The actor achieved fame thanks to his first major role, that of Jon Snow, something that took its toll on his mental health. In November 2017, in a chat with ICON , he said that Jon Snow's character had caused him frustration and concern, although without actually hating him. "I had a bad time in the second and third seasons," he recounted then. “The series was starting to get very big and I was very obsessed with what people thought of me. I needed to know all the time what other people thought. In the end I ended up realizing that I couldn't do much in that regard, that the important thing was to focus only on my work ”.
In March 2019, shortly before the series ended, the interpreter said in an interview that he had to go to therapy to understand what he was experiencing. “I felt like I had to be the luckiest person in the world, when actually I felt very vulnerable. I had a bad time in my life, as I think many people can do in their 20s. I started therapy and started talking to people. I had felt very insecure and was not talking to anyone. I had to be very grateful for what I have, but I was incredibly worried about whether I could even act, ”he acknowledged then. "When you become the protagonist of the suspense of one of the biggest series, the approach is fucking terrifying." Shortly after, between May and June of that year and after filming the fiction, he decided to enter a rehabilitation and stress cure clinic , the Privé-Swiss luxury mental health clinic in Connecticut, USA, whose stay costs more of 107,000 euros per month