A descendent of Charleston's ruling past will be in Charleston City Hall today to kick off the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Charleston Library Society Beaux Arts Building at 164 King St.

The Society invited Christopher Lyttelton, 12th Viscount Cobham, to be the speaker at the annual gala.

The Lytteltons are descended from William Henry Lyttelton, who was appointed Royal Governor of South Carolina in 1755, and held the post until 1760.

While in Charleston, he also served as president of the Charleston Library Society.

In addition, in 1970, Queen Elizabeth sent his father, Charles John Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, as her representative to South Carolina to celebrate its Tricentennial.

Mayor Joe Riley will do a greeting in Council Chamber.