Because while Snow may have been king, it was Leslie’s family who laid claim to some true royal lineage—her mother Candida Leslie is a direct descendent of King Charles II—and pretty impressive real estate. Dating back to the 12th century, Wardhill Castle—where one of Leslie’s brother William, one of her five siblings, and his wife Sarah live year-round—boasts turrets and towers and some 700 bucolic acres complete with views of the Bennachie hills.
And though the popular wedding venue they selected for their reception site regularly hosts ceremonies in the grand drawing room and on the front lawn, Harington and Leslie, both 34, went the traditional route, booking Rayne Church to trade their actual vows.
Harington arrived first with his groomsmen and ushers, stepping out of his taxi and straightening his three-piece suit before heading into the 18th-century stone parish. An hour later—after the entirety of the Game of Thrones cast, plus the couple’s pals Marcus Mumford, Malin Akerman and husband Jack Donnelly and some 80 other guests walked up the gravel drive—Leslie made her entrance.
Her ear-to-ear smile almost pulling focus from her long-sleeve, floral-embroidered ivory gown, cathedral-length veil and crown of white flowers, Leslie “was ecstatic,” an onlooker noted of the actress, who was escorted by dad Sebastian Leslie. “Rose looked relaxed and very happy as she walked in.”