Court Suit

Dickens wore this suit at a royal reception hosted by Edward, Prince of Wales, in April 1870. The suit meets the strict dress code for court events and is the only known surviving full outfit worn by Dickens.

Image of court suit made of wool, cotton, with metal trim and buttons

Court suit made of wool, cotton, with metal trim and buttons, 1870.
DH206 © Charles Dickens Museum

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