WASHINGTON -- The British are coming.
President Barack Obama will host the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, in the Oval Office Monday, the White House announced. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife will also meet with His Royal Highness.
"This visit underscores the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday. "We'll have a little royalty in the house on Monday."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are expecting their second child in April, arrive in New York Sunday evening for a three-day visit. They'll attend an NBA game, visit the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan and appear at two events promoting the British economy.
Only the Duke will travel to Washington where, in addition to the White House meeting, he'll make a speech at the World Bank about curbing illicit wildlife trade.
This is the second official visit to the United States for the royal couple. They toured California in 2011.
Prince George, the Duke and Duchess's one year-old son, is not expected to make the trip with his parents.