BBC Four to air comedy musical based on Meghan Markle’s life

The Duchess of Sussex has had a whirlwind year and to top it off, the BBC have announced they are making a 15-minute comedy musical based on her life.

The musical, named ‘The Sixth in Line to be King and I’, is set to air on New Year’s Day.

It will reportedly air on BBC Radio 4 and has been described as a ‘celebration of Meghan Markle’s life to date and a look ahead to what promises to be an exciting 2019 for the happy Royal couple as they expect their first child in the spring.’

The BBC production will star musical comedian, Pippa Evans, as The Duchess of Sussex as well as Richie Webb and Dave Lamb; all regular cast members of the 15 Minute Musical series.

The programme will be ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein-inspired’ and is part of a two-part series. The other episode, Eurostars, will touch on Brexit and will contain Eurovision contest style songs.

Previous productions from the 15 Minute Musical series include ‘The Legend of Holy Superior Mother Theresa May and the Magic Money Tree’ and ‘Jeremy Corbyn Superstar!’

The announcement was made as part of BBC Sounds’ Christmas highlights. Other highlights include David Attenborough on Music Planet and The Tim Vine Chat Show Christmas Special 2018.

Reported in The Telegraph, it is thought the content of the comedy musical was not discussed with Kensington Palace.

But that’s no doubt that the Duchess has had an exciting life so far – with a hit TV series and a royal wedding and career under her belt so far!

Prince Harry has also had his share of involvement with BBC Radio 4 appearing as a guest editor on the Today programme last Christmas. As part of the programme, The Duke of Sussex interviewed former President of the United States, Barack Obama and his father, the Prince of Wales.

Meghan’s mini-musical will air on BBC Radio 4 on January 1st 2019 at 6.15pm.

Do you reckon the Duchess will be listening in to her very own musical?

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