Game of Thrones co-actors Kit Harington, Rose Leslie get married; Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke among guests

The Associated Press

June 24, 2018 10:46:34 IST

Former Game of Thrones co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married on 23 June with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland.

The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie’s family. Harington, wearing a morning suit, and Leslie, in a flowing ivory gown and veil, smiled at members of the public who had gathered outside the church.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Guests included the pair’s Game of Thrones co-stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke.

Peter Dinklage arrives at the wedding of Game of Thrones co-actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Peter Dinklage arrives at the wedding of Game of Thrones co-actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Later the newlyweds were showered with rose petal confetti as they left the church and drove off in a Land Rover festooned with “Just Married” signs to a reception on the castle grounds.

Harington and Leslie, who are both 31, met in 2012 on the set of the HBO fantasy series, where they played a couple as the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. Leslie left the cast in 2014 and currently stars in US legal drama The Good Fight.

The couple announced their engagement with a notice in the Times of London newspaper in September 2017.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. AP/Jane Barlow

The bride’s father, Sebastian Leslie, said on 23 June he was “absolutely thrilled” about the wedding.

“It’s an absolutely lovely day for us,” he said.

Updated Date: Jun 24, 2018 10:46 AM