Whippingham is best known for its connections with Queen Victoria, especially its church, redesigned by Prince Albert. The church has a tower reminiscent of a castle on the Rhine, with five soaring pinnacles. Inside, there are brilliant rose windows and a large octagonal lantern in the centre.
The village became the centre of the royal estate supporting Osborne House and Barton Manor. The farms, school, almshouses, forge and cottages were rebuilt when they became part of the Queen's estate and Prince Albert had a 'model farm' built at Barton. Queen Victoria took a close interest in 'her people' in Whippingham, providing for them in sickness and in health. It is also the home to The Folly Inn.
The Isle of Wight Crematorium, opened in 1961, the island's only such facility, is in the parish.
- Prince Henry of Battenberg (1858–1896)
- Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854–1921)
- Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863–1950)
- Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke (1886–1960)
- David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven (1919–1970)
- The Book of Whippingham: Queen Victoria's Island Village, Sarah Burdett, Devon Books, July 2006 ISBN 1-84114-501-7
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