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Last Updated: Thursday April 21 2005 13:49 GMT

Padme Amidala

Padme Amidala
Padme Amidala was elected Queen of the planet of Naboo aged 14, and had to deal with big problems early in her monarchy.

The Trade Federation attacked her home but she refused to give in, leaving her planet after being rescued by Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

They took her to a planet called Tatooine where she met and made friends with a young Anakin Skywalker.

She travelled to planet Corsucant to ask the Galactic Senate to help her remove the threat, but they did not help her.

So Amidala went to the other people living in Naboo, the Gungans, and they helped her get rid of the Federation's droid army.

Later Amidala stepped down as Queen at the end of her term, but became the Senator for Naboo.

Attempts were made on her life and Obi-Wan and his apprentice Anakin were made her bodyguards.

Padme travelled with Anakin to his home planet Tatooine and helped him come to terms with the death of his mother and his actions afterwards.

As Padme and Anakin travelled around the galaxy the pair fell in love, even though Anakin was forbidden from love as a Jedi.

After the battle on Geonosis the pair travelled to Naboo where they were married in secret.



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