Palpatine's apartment was a suite of rooms maintained by Senator Sheev Palpatine which was located in the upper levels of 500 Republica, the most prestigious and exclusive residential tower located in the Senate District of Galactic City on the planet Coruscant. The apartment had majestic views but was modest in comparison to other members of the Galactic Senate. Palpatine had the apartment decorated in hues of red with various unusual art objects and it was wired with discreet security and surveillance equipment. Queen Padmé Amidala of Naboo stayed in the apartment as Palpatine's guest after the Invasion of Naboo.
After arriving on Courscant, Senator Palpatine brought Queen Amidala and her retinue to his apartment suite located within 500 Republica. Young Anakin Skywalker and the Gungan Jar Jar Binks also were brought along. A short time after arriving at the apartment, Anakin and Jar Jar were waiting outside the apartment’ sitting room with the Gungan sitting in a small chair. Captain Quarsh Panaka walked passed them as he entered the sitting room where Queen Amidala sat on a small couch as two of her handmaidens stood behind her on either side. Panaka stood off to the side as Senator Palpatine paced before the young queen, relating about the corruption within the Galactic Senate and how there was little chance of the Senate taking action in response to the Trade Federation’s invasion of Naboo. Queen Amidala stated that Chancellor Valorum believed there was chance to which Palpatine informed her that the Chancellor held little real power in the Senate. Amidala then asked what their options were.
Moving towards the young queen, Palpatine stated that the election of a new Supreme Chancellor was their best option, suggesting she call for a vote of no confidence in Valorum. Stunned by the senator’s words, Amidala countered with how Valorum had been supporting them. Palpatine stepped back and started to pace again as he explained their only other option was to go to the courts and submit their plea. Remaining in her seat, Queen Amidala voiced her frustration, reiterating their people were dying and that they needed a fast solution. Palpatine stood still as he gave his queen an apologetic look before pacing again, informing her that for the moment they would have to accept Federation control of their planet. The senator stopped and looked back to Queen Amidala as she informed him she could not do what he was suggestion. Meanwhile outside the sitting room, Anakin pulled Jar Jar out of his chair and led him off.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Queen's Shadow (Mentioned only)
- Queen's Shadow audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Friends and Enemies" (Mentioned only)
- Tarkin (Appears in flashback(s))
- Ultimate Star Wars (First identified as Palpatine's apartment)