Charles Dickens suit set to go on display in London

THE only known surviving clothing worn by author Charles Dickens is set to go on permanent display.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:02 pm
Curator of the Charles Dickens Museum Frankie Kubicki with a woollen court suit that was worn by Charles Dickens in 1870 Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The woollen court suit that Portsmouth’s famous son donned when meeting Edward, Prince of Wales on April 6, 1870 is set to go on display at the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

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Dickens had met the prince at a select gathering at St James’s Palace.

The celebrated author wore a close-fitting uniform coat with tails made of dark navy wool, with a black silk lining and gilt buttons.

Jeanne-Marie Dickens, the widow of Charles’ great-great-great grandson Christopher previously owned the suit.