The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make their first public appearance after the birth of their son. Prince William and Catherine introduced their royal baby boy to the world Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (CNN Photo) By Dan Jones(CNN) — On January 6, 1367, at the Abbey of St. Andrew in Bordeaux, a royal baby was born. It was a boy. His father was the Prince of Wales, Edward of Woodstock (known to history as the Black Prince). His mother was a fabulously glamorous princess called Joan of Kent.