Royal to remember Isle of Wight's war dead

By Ross Findon

Monday, May 5, 2014

 

Royal to remember Isle of Wight's war dead

The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, who is to visit the Isle of Wight in August to mark the centenary of the First World War.

PRINCESS Anne, the Princess Royal, is to visit the Isle of Wight in August, to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Members of the Royal Family will mark August 4 at locations in Belgium and Britain.

Princess Anne will attend a special service at St Nicholas in Castro, the chapel at Carisbrooke Castle.

The chapel is home to the Isle of Wight County War Memorial and features a roll of honour that bears the names of the Island's war dead. There are more than 1,600 names on plaques mounted around the chapel.

It is also where many of the Island's military standards are laid up.

The Queen will attend a service at Crathie Kirk, the Duke of Edinburgh will be at Sandringham and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a service hosted by the Belgium government in Liege.

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