As a Game of Thronesfan, it made me ecstatic to hear that Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) were a real couple. They were love interests in the show before Ygritte was sadly killed off in season four. But thanks to their pairing, their relationship blossomed. Kit told L’Uomo Vogue, “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.”
Major spoiler but if you watched the final episode of season seven, it was revealed that Jon is the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, who is Daenerys’ older brother and the supposed heir of the Iron Throne if he wasn’t killed in war. So, Jon has a good shot at claiming the throne from Queen Cersei Lannister in the next season. (I’m also trying to forget the fact that he had sex with Daeny, who is his aunt. But anyway.)
Ygritte wasn’t queen, but a badass nonetheless
She was a wildling and woman of the Free Folk who was skilled in archery. Their “tribes” don’t have kings or queens, but it’s safe to assume that Ygritte led many of them to battle. I mean, Jon did fall in love with her while fighting alongside her.
Let’s go back to the real world now. Kit and Rose have kept their relationship private for years now. We only see and hear about their lives through occasional interviews and rare red carpet appearances. It’s kinda like how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hid their relationship before announcing their engagement.
BBC reported that the two will marry at Rose’s family castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. And in case you didn’t know, Rose was descended from Scottish nobility. See! Royal wedding! All we need to know is the wedding dress designer. We heard Givenchy is a good choice.