First Glimpse of the Royal Baby

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Prince William and Duchess Catherine emerge from St. Mary’s Hospital in London with their baby boy, who has yet to be named. This is the first public appearance of the royal baby, but certainly not the last.

Addressing the weary press outside St. Mary’s Hospital, Prince William finally presented his newborn son and apologized for the young prince’s tardiness. William confided he is thankful that the baby inherited its mother’s look, before putting it in a car seat and heading home.

Read TIME’s previous feature about why the royal baby will be such a figure of global influence

Read TIME’s original 1982 story about the birth of Prince William