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Will Prince William and the duchess bow down to Beyoncé in NYC?

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Will and Kate are heading to NYC and there's one American royal we want them to meet

It's official: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are coming back to the USA! Royal protocol dictates that they'll have to bow and curtsy to our Queen Beyoncé, right?

While the rumor of a royal visit to New York City has been floating around for a couple of months, Clarence House finally confirmed the trip today on Twitter.

6 Places we want to see Will and Kate visit on their trip to NYC

Among a myriad of charitable and governmental engagements, Will and Kate will make time for a super-fun evening at a basketball game.

"On Monday evening, Their Royal Highnesses will attend an NBA Basketball game to help launch a new collaboration between the Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife and the NBA," Clarence House said.

While the press release did not specify which NBA team would be graced with the royals' presence (NYC has two, after all) we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be a Brooklyn Nets game so the future King and Queen of England can meet the current monarch of America, Queen Bey.

Which raises a couple of important questions: Would Will and Kate have to bow down to Beyoncé since she is a queen, and they are merely duke and duchess? Do Will and Kate understand that Beyoncé holds possibly more power than their granny Queen Elizabeth?

Other questions we're pondering about this visit: Will Kate be intimidated by the size of the Statue of Liberty's tiara? Will we see a royal smooch on the ice under the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center? Who will gift the royal fetus his or her official "I

Thankfully, we have less than a month to find out!

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