British Royal Family

The story of Meghan Markle's life is being made into a musical comedy

The hills are alive with the sound of Meghan.

By Jess Pullar

As a Hollywood actress turned royal Duchess after marrying a real life Prince, it would be safe to say Meghan Markle's life has been far from typical.

And it does tend to be those rather extraordinary lives that inspire art - even musical comedy it seems.

In an unprecedented move, Meghan Markle's life is to be shared with the world in the form of a radio musical comedy, and our next question is only this: Where do we tune in!?

Meghan Markle's life is set to be made into a comedy musical! *(Image: Getty)*
Meghan Markle's life is set to be made into a comedy musical! (Image: Getty)

In a first for the British royals, BBC Radio 4 will air the 15-minute comedy musical on New Year's Day.

The musical, named The Sixth In Line To Be King and I was described as an "inspired celebration of Meghan Markle's life to date" and draws similarities from American musical theatre legends Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Going back to her Suits days, the show looks back at pre-royal life for the pregnant 37-year-old. It will also look at her and Prince Harry's future together.

According to BBC, it will "look ahead to what promises to be an exciting 2019 for the happy royal couple as they expect their first child in the spring".

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Filling the hefty (and rather stylish) role of playing the Duchess herself will be British comedian Pippa Evans, who has made a name for herself in character and improvised comedy.

Richie Webb and Dave Lamb have also been cast as characters in the production.

British comedian Pippa Evans will play the pregnant Duchess in the radio musical. *(Image: Getty)*
British comedian Pippa Evans will play the pregnant Duchess in the radio musical. (Image: Getty)

As a former actress herself, there's no doubt Meghan will be curious as to how the production will play out, and we can't blame her!

Husband Prince Harry and the Duchess have already shown a keen interest in musicals having gone to see Hamilton on a glitzy night out back in August.

The Duchess wore a very trendy tuxedo mini dress by Judith & Charles for the event which was held in an effort to raise funds for Prince Harry's beloved charity Sentebale, which he created with fellow Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked glam as they attended a performance of the popular musical *Hamilton* earlier in 2018. (Image: Getty)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked glam as they attended a performance of the popular musical Hamilton earlier in 2018. (Image: Getty)

And the Sussexes seem to have taken a real liking to performances for a good cause - early this week the pair stepped out for a charity carol service in London.

The royal surprised fans when she was pictured hopping into a car with a very visible baby bump, which appears to have popped in the last few weeks between appearances, and we can't stop staring!

Fingers crossed we'll get some clever anecdotes about the new royal baby (inaccurate, yet comedic nonetheless) in the musical.

Bring on New Years Day 2019!

That bump! Meghan's growing tummy was the biggest we've ever seen it since her pregnancy announcement. *(Image: The Mega Agency)*
That bump! Meghan's growing tummy was the biggest we've ever seen it since her pregnancy announcement. (Image: The Mega Agency)