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"We must keep our faith in the Republic. The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it."
―Queen Jamillia[src]

Jamillia was a human female who served as the Queen of Naboo when the two terms of Padmé Amidala were up. After the Clone Wars broke out, she was succeeded by Queen Neeyutnee.

BiographyEdit

"I was relieved when my two terms were up. But when the Queen asked me to serve as Senator, I couldn't refuse her."
―Padmé Amidala[src]

A female of the human species, Jamillia hailed from the planet of Naboo. When Queen Padmé Amidala, elected sovereign of Naboo, finished her two four-year terms, her people tried to amend their constitution so she could remain in office. However, Amidala declined the honor, and Jamillia was anointed Naboo's next queen. However, Jamillia convinced her predecessor to at least serve Naboo as its representative in the Senate of the Galactic Republic, the democratic union that governed most of the galaxy.[1]

Ten years after the Invasion of Naboo,[3] Senator Amidala was the victim of an attempted assassination by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a coalition of star systems that wished to secede from the Republic. With Amidala's life threatened, both the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic and the High Council of the Jedi Order sent her to a secure retreat on Naboo. At the beginning of Amidala's sojourn, Queen Jamillia met her predecessor in the Royal Palace, and the two discussed the probability of an imminent full-scale conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. Not long afterwards, those concerns came true as the Clone Wars broke out between the two factions.[1] Some time later, Jamillia was replaced by Queen Neeyutnee.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

Queen Jamillia was relatively small, measuring 1.57 meters.[2] She had a round face with full lips, a narrow chin and pronounced cheeks. Both her hair and eye color were dark brown. She was an ardent defender of democracy, and she also genuinely cared for the safety of her predecessor, Senator Amidala, whom she had convinced to remain in the public service.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jamillia was portrayed by Indian actress Ayesha Dharker in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.[1] In her Databank entry on the official StarWars.com website, Jamillia is erroneously identified as "the predecessor of Queen Amidala".[2]

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