It wasn't a Bentley, an Aston Martin or even a Rolls-Royce.
Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, took their newborn son home Tuesday in a Range Rover. The moment was broadcast live on global television this afternoon.
Jaguar Land Rover -- which is headquartered in the United Kingdom -- is one of several companies that hold royal warrants, meaning that the automaker has supplied vehicles to the royal family for at least five years. The warrant grants the right to publicize service to Britain's monarchy.
According to the Web site of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Jaguar Land Rover has three warrants: one from the Queen of England, granted in 1955; one from the Duke of Edinburgh, granted in 2012; and one from the Prince of Wales, granted in 1987.
"Jaguar Land Rover is particularly proud to be the only automotive manufacturer to hold all three Warrants," a company statement said on Tuesday.
Warrants are generally granted to a CEO or other senior executive with direct access to a company's board of directors. Other British automakers also hold warrants from the royal family.