If there’s one thing Game of Thrones is known for (apart from nudity, sex, violence, death and dragons) it’s incest.
For seven seasons, viewers have watched twins Jaime and Cersei Lannister err… expand… their family and in the most recent season finale, fans struggled to sort out their feelings about Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally coming together (sorry, couldn’t help it).
So it was a nice distraction from all those ~feelings~ when two of the actors from the show – Rose Leslie and Kit Harington – announced they were engaged after five years of dating via a super cute, super traditional newspaper clipping.
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And then the Internet went and ruined it all by discovering that the two 30-year-olds were sorta, kinda related.
Kit Harrington et Rose Leslie. Getting married. Related. I thought GoT was a TV Show :(
— K Y R I E ☘ (@SaySayNicolas) September 29, 2017
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are both related to King Charles II so that means??? Oops GoT did it again ????
— Lindsay Salomon (@lindsayshuttle) July 19, 2017
Kit and Rose are related now that’s like a true Targaryen ????????
— No One (@Thisweirdlyf) September 29, 2017
Considering King Charles II ruled from 1649 until 1660 (aka over 300 years ago) , it’s more than likely that the couple is only distantly, distantly related.
So let’s think of this as less ‘Dany and Jon-level related’ and more ‘we are probably seventeenth cousins twice removed and aren’t we all?’
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