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womenshistory: Princess Beatrice married Prince Henry of Battenberg 1885 Getty Images / W. and D. Downey

PRINCESS Beatrice retraced the steps of her namesake great aunt on her first-ever trip to the Isle of Wight today (Monday). The royal, a descendent of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, visited Carisbrooke Castle, the new Priory School and St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, and Osborne House.

The Great Sacrifice, James Clark, 1914. The original was bought by Queen Mary and given to Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's daughter and her husband, George V's, aunt whose son Maurice had been killed in action on 27 October 1914. The painting hangs in St Mildred's church, Whippingham on the Isle of Wight as a memorial to Prince Maurice. The image became extremely popular and many prints were made of the original. Later the image was used in war memorial stained glass windows.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visiting the Chamber Health Vehicle on his last visit to the Isle of Wight. THE Duke of Edinburgh will be coming to the Isle of Wight this weekend. He will pay a private visit to St Mildred's Church in Whippingham on Saturday, 11-2-13

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex visit St Mildred's Church, during a day of engagements on the Isle of Wight on 28.03.2014 in Whippingham, England.