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The Isle of Wight Lieutenancy
On the Isle of Wight and with the support of his Deputy Lieutenants,
Major General Sir Martin White has fulfilled that role since 2006.
The Isle of Wight
The Island is rich in royal history, with Queen Victoria building Osborne House, her much-loved summer residence and final home, at East Cowes and Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's youngest child, marrying at Whippingham Church. Princess Beatrice later became governor of the Island, residing at Carisbrooke Castle.
The Island has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets.