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Réillata was a human female from Naboo.[1] Born circa 51 BBY,[2] she twice served as the monarch of her people, the Naboo. The first time was a two-year term[1] in around 36 BBY,[4] when Padmé Amidala—a future queen of Naboo herself—was still a young girl. Upon stepping down, she became a moderately successful opera singer. Her second term started in 28 BBY, after Amidala's four-year reign ended. Réillata ran again for the election, campaigning on the experience and stability her years afforded her. Although she was an older candidate than tradition dictated, she was elected queen once again, beating Jamillia.[1]


"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[5]

When future handmaiden Eirtaé was just a girl, Réillata was elected Queen of Naboo. After serving two years, Réillata decided to not run again, instead turning her focus towards opera, and went on to be a moderately successful opera singer.[1]

After Queen Padmé Amidala served two two-year terms, Réillata campaigned again to be elected Queen. She was elected again, beating Jamillia.[1]

During the ceremony in which political power was passed from Amidala to Réillata, Réillata revealed that Senator Oshadam was retiring from the Galactic Senate, having served after Palpatine had been elected Supreme Chancellor. She asked Amidala to serve in the Senate for Naboo and the other worlds in the Chommell sector.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Réillata first appeared within the Star Wars canon in the 2019 novel Queen's Shadow, where she is established to have reigned after Padmé Amidala and before Jamillia.[1] In Star Wars Legends, Jamillia started her reign immediately once Amidala ended hers.[6]

The actress Arden Cho served as Queen's Shadow author E. K. Johnston's inspiration for Réillata's physical appearance.[7]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Queen's Shadow
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Queen's Shadow, Réillata is said to be "nearing twenty-three" at the time Padmé Amidala has completed roughly eight months of service as senator. The book also establishes that the Invasion of Naboo took place four years prior to that point. Since Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the Invasion in 32 BBY, the other dates can be deduced using simple math.
  3. Queen's Shadow describes Réillata as taller than Padmé Amidala. As Amidala is measured at 1.65 meters according to StarWars.com Encyclopedia Padmé Amidala in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link), it can be deduced that Réillata was taller than 1.65 meters.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SWInsider.png "A Certain Point of View" – Star Wars Insider 200 states that Sanandrassa served a two year reign as Monarch of Naboo which ended thirty-two years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that A New Hope begins in 0 BBY, Sanandrassa's reign must have lasted from 34 BBY to 32 BBY. As Queen's Peril states that Réillata served as queen for a single term before Sanandrassa, she must have reigned from 36 BBY to 34 BBY.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  6. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones novelization
  7. Tumblr.png Words Words Words — The Queen's Shadow Character Reference Guide on Tumblr: "Queen Réillata is Arden Cho." (screenshot)
  8. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  9. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded stated that Ars Veruna was a predecessor to Queen Amidala. The novel Queen's Hope established that Amidala was preceded by Queen Sanandrassa who served one-term. Sanandrassa was preceded by Queen Réillata who also served one term. The novel also stated that one term was 2 years. Therefore, Réillata was elected in 36 BBY. Since Veruna must have been elected before Réillata, he would have been elected prior to 36 BBY.
  10. Queen's Peril
  11. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  12. 12.0 12.1 Queen's Shadow establishes that monarchs of Naboo can only reign for, at maximum, two two-year terms. In Queen's Shadow, Padmé Amidala is succeeded by Réillata, who had already served one term in office prior to Amidala's reign, thus limiting her to one more term in office. The novel is set four years after the Invasion of Naboo, which is dated to 32 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, dating Réillata's re-election to 28 BBY and the end of her second term to 26 BBY. According to Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy from A - Z, Jamillia served for four years. Queen's Hope, set in 22 BBY, states that Jamillia is nearing the end of her time in office, indicating that she is nearing the end of her second term in office, and thus that she was first elected Queen in 26 BBY, and that her reign ended that year.
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