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The star of Harry & Meghan's Netflix trailer? This Hermès blanket – as online searches rocket

Design lovers are enjoying a glimpse into the royal couple's elegant interiors

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared the trailer for their upcoming Netflix documentary, but one home accessory has dominated the conversation since its release. 

According to Google data, searches for 'Hermès blanket,' similar to the one spotted in their Montecito home, have surged; and as the first episode airs tomorrow, December 8th – we don't expect the interest to slow anytime soon. 

Priced at $2,775 on 1stDibs, the beige and cream Hermès Avalon is one of the best throw blankets you can buy – and we can vouch for that: our Editor in Chief has watched these distinctive H throw blankets being made at a renowned mill, the location of which is a well-kept secret. It is spotted in the trailer draped over the chair in which Meghan is captured on film. 

The six-part series, named Harry & Meghan, promises to share 'the other side' of the couple's story since they left the UK in 2020. Before moving to California, the couple lived in Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, and were active members of the British royal family. 

Avalon blankets by Hermès – from $918 on 1stDibs (opens in new tab)

Avalon blankets by Hermès – from $918 on 1stDibs (opens in new tab)

In the 'Coco and Camomile' colorway, this is the exact throw blanket from Meghan and Harry's home, though there is a range of colorways on 1stDibs. Created from 90% Merino wool and 10% cashmere, it will bring serve as a source of ultimate luxury in your home.

In the trailer (opens in new tab), Prince Harry is heard saying there were stories 'planted' against Meghan before it cuts to footage of an emotional Meghan sitting in a large cream chair. More of the couple's home decor ideas are visible, from the white marble table that stands next to the chair – including a stack of books to a small white orchid in a pot. 

Following the preview's release, Women's Wear Daily (opens in new tab) reported a 500 percent Google search increase for the term 'Hermès blanket'. Meanwhile, there was an 850 percent increase for 'Hermès blanket price'.

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The Avalon's geometric design was influenced by the classic stable blankets used to cover horses – a fitting nod to the Hermès horse that is seen on the company's logo. The luxury French brand also shares the same initial as Harry, meaning the 'H' could have a joint meaning in the Montecito royal residence

The blanket is one of many in the Avalon series that comes in multiple colorways, including camel (opens in new tab) and marine blue (opens in new tab). Most recently, the Parisian company released a new design named Avalon III (opens in new tab) that is available this season in a 'combination of contrasting bleu cyan and rouge coquelicot'.

We're not fans of design dupes, but it won't surprise you that this iconic blanket has spawned a colossal collection of copies, from everywhere from Etsy (opens in new tab) to Walmart (opens in new tab).

Netflix released the first volume of Harry and Meghan tomorrow, on December the 8th. The second part will air shortly after on December 15th. 

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.