Jon Snow and Ygritte are getting hitched in real life

Game of Thrones 27/09/2017

One of the most beloved couplings in Game of Thrones has developed into a real-life engagement - Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are to tie the knot.

The pair, who play Jon Snow and Ygritte on HBO's hit fantasy series, have been dating since 2012 and are now reportedly engaged.

"They're yet to set a date, but told friends and family last week that they've got engaged," a source told UK tabloid The Sun.

"Kit's known for ages he's wanted to marry Rose but he wanted them to get a house and settle down a bit first. After moving in together in January he felt it was the right time to take the next step."

Harrington and Leslie, both 30, have not responded to the reports.

Meanwhile, after Game of Thrones season seven recently concluded, fans have been looking forward to the final eighth season and HBO has fed them a little information.

The climactic season will see showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss direct the finale, while series veterans Miguel Sapochnik and David Nutter will also return.