Christine Hamilton becomes British Battleaxe

Christine Hamilton in the advert for Legal Deed Poll Service
Christine Hamilton in the advert for Legal Deed Poll Service

By Cara Sulieman

CHRISTINE Hamilton has changed her name by deed poll – to Mrs British Battleaxe.

The wife of former Tory minister Neil Hamilton made the change as part of an elaborate PR stunt for an online deed poll company.

The 59-year-old – who gained a formidable reputation through a series of TV appearances including I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here – said the name was an obvious choice.

And having published the Bumper Book of British Battleaxes in 1997, she chose the title as her new name.

She said: “Well of course it had to be Mrs. British Battleaxe – what else?”

And the new name will take some getting used to as Christine adapts to life as British Battleaxe.

She said: “I haven’t got round to changing my bank account, passport or chequebook, but who knows?

“I haven’t tried writing any cheques with my new name but who knows what I might be doing with it in the future.

“I have to admit I didn’t ask Neil before I did it.”

The Legal Deed Service, who hired Christine for the job, were surprised by her choice of name change.

Jamie Jackson, Chief Executive of the company, said: “We have had some unusual names in the past but this really takes the biscuit.”

To watch Battleaxe’s transformation go to


  1. A deed poll in the UK is a simple document using the correct wording and anyone can create one and simply print it off. All you need is a couple of witnesses

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