Batten down your loins and gird the hatches, because it's official: Will and Kate will be visiting America's fair shores December 7 - 9.

Their destination is New York, according to the announcement. Their itinerary (which is packed) includes the September 11 Memorial, a gala for the University of St. Andrews at the Met and an NBA basketball game. (USA Today says it'll be the Brooklyn Nets, which is a relief because if Kate Middleton attended a Knicks game at the same time as Taylor Swift, Madison Square Garden would implode into a black hole and swallow the Earth, and we can't take those kinds of chances.) God help us if they try to cram in a visit to the tree at Rockefeller Center; it would take decades to unsnarl the ensuing gridlock.

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Will will also pop down to D.C. for the day to discuss the trade in illegal wildlife parts at the World Bank. In the meantime, Kate will visit a child development center with NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, as well as attending a lunch at the British Consul General.

Expect a fucking circus.

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