- "We must keep our faith in the Republic. The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it."
- ―Queen Jamillia
Jamillia was a human female who served as the Queen of Naboo during the final years of the Galactic Republic. It was Queen Jamillia who convinced Padmé Amidala, her predecessor, to represent their homeworld as a senator in the Galactic Senate. During the Clone Wars, Neeyutnee was elected to succeed Jamillia as queen of the Royal House of Naboo.
- "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
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.
Ten years after the Invasion of Naboo, 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. Some time later, Jamillia was replaced by Queen Neeyutnee.
Personality and traitsEdit
Queen Jamillia was relatively small, measuring 1.57 meters. 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.
Behind the scenesEdit
Jamillia was portrayed by Indian actress Ayesha Dharker in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. In some early scripts of Episode II, the character was identified as "Jamilla". Dharker spent a month in Australia, a week-and-a-half in Lake Como and then a few days in Caserta, Italy for only half-a-day of shooting.
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