Jon Snow's real-life relationship might have more in common with GoT than we thought.

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.

According to Wikipedia, Harington is a direct descendant of King Charles II of England. Which would be great for him… if Rose Leslie wasn’t also a direct descendant of the very same King.



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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