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How many times had Queen Amidala met Senator Palpatine before her journey to Coruscant to address the Senate?
From what I can gather, quite a few times. The article on Palpatine in this wiki is very comprehensive and well written and it states that Palpatine was cultivating a friendship with the Queen in the previous 6 months leading up to the Trade Federation's blockade of Naboo. As she was only 14 and newly appointed as Queen, it would be safe to say he had been familiar with her from the start of her reign. There's also the usual long distance communications that a senator would have with his homeworld's ruler to consider.40 Year Old Virgin 07:22, September 14, 2011 (UTC)