Kit Harington Is Spilling the Adorable Deets Behind His Proposal to Rose Leslie
Kit Harington may be smooth enough to talk his way out of a ticket , but when it comes to his lady love, Rose Leslie, he still gets a little flustered. While visiting the set of the UK’s The Jonathan Ross Show, the Game of Thrones actor revealed that the couple’s engagement didn’t exactly go as planned.
Harington, 30, explained that after planning for a storybook proposal, he got a little bit too excited and wound up popping the question a day earlier than intended, with none of the fuss. “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.”
Instead, however, he simply followed his heart in the moment. “We were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine.” Sounds pretty dang romantic to us!
Clearly, his bride-to-be didn’t mind, as she accepted his hand, a fact which was confirmed by their recent announcement in the UK Times.
Hopefully, however, their wedding plans (which, sadly, will NOT be GoT-themed) go exactly as Harington has pictured them, with all his fellow castmates there to share in the couple’s joy. “I rang [the producer] up and I said, ‘I’m getting married, and it’s your fault, actually…. You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding, by the way. They have all got to be there, so the whole [show] has got to shut down.”
We can’t wait to see the pictures from THAT reception!
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(Photo via Frederick M. Brown + Neilson Barnard/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!