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Rose Leslie

Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie , Aberdeen, Scotland
Kit Harington (m. 2018)
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Leslie was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and raised at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire, her family's 15th-century ancestral seat, where she lived until the age of 10. Her father, Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, is the Aberdeenshire Chieftain of Clan Leslie. Her mother is his wife Candida Mary Sibyl "Candy" Weld of Clan Fraser of Lovat, whose maternal great-grandfather was Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Lovat, and a descendant of King Charles II. Another great-grandfather of "Candy" Leslie (née Weld) was Frederick Weld, the 6th Prime Minister of New Zealand. Her family currently lives at the 12th-century Wardhill Castle in Old Rayne. Her great-great grandfather was Guillermo Landa y Escandón, who served as Mayor of Mexico City,and she is cousin-in-law to the British historian William Dalrymple (FRAS). Leslie's ancestors include Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle, politician Charles March-Phillipps and MP James Grimston, 3rd Earl of Verulam.

She was educated at Rayne North School in Aberdeenshire and then Millfield in Street, Somerset, before spending three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
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