London (CNN) -- The public got its first view of the new heir to the British throne Tuesday as Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, left a London hospital with their newborn son.
"It's very special," said William, who emerged from St. Mary's Hospital with his wife a day after the birth of their still-unnamed boy. Catherine held the child, wrapped in a cream-colored blanket, as the couple waved to well-wishers outside.
The couple is "still working on a name," William said, "so we'll have that as soon as we can." But he added, "He's got her looks, thankfully."
The prince has already changed his first diaper, the couple told reporters.
"It's very emotional. It's such a special time," Catherine said.