Charles Huffam Dickens was born on February 7th, 1812. Many of you have had the opportunity to meet Gerald Charles Dickens, his great-great-grandson, at The Inn at Christmas Place. In the past two years, he has performed his one-man enactment of one of Charles’ most famous tales, “A Christmas Carol,” at our hotel each November. We’re really hoping he’ll fit us into his performance schedule again in this momentous year!
Gerald has been honored with two very special invitations to kick off the celebrations. This Tuesday, he’ll participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Charles Dickens’ burial site in Westminster Abbey, followed by a grand banquet at Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Then, on February 14th, he’s been invited to a reception in honor of his great-great-grandfather at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh – a singular honor.
We join fans everywhere in congratulating Gerald on these honors, and wishing him a grand year of celebrating his family member’s history and legacy!
Stay tuned for information about a 2012 appearance with us at The Inn.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place