The Royal Handmaidens
Completely loyal and unfalteringly meek, the royal
handmaidens accompany Queen Amidala at all times. Not
only do they act as bodyguards, but they assist with her
makeup,ornate gowns, elaborate hairstyles.
When Amidala officially took her place as Queen of Naboo,
the handmaidens were picked. They are not chosen
at random to be mere decorations, but were chosen for
their intelligence, courage, fitness, and strangely but
importantly, for their resemblance to Amidala.
Queen Amidala has been assigned five royal handmaidens:
Rabe, Sabe, Eirtae, Sache, and Yane. Sache and Yane are
the youngest, and are left behind when the Queen flees
Naboo and escapes to Tattoine.
Rabe is one handmaiden that Amidala can lean on for
comfort. Rabe is cool headed and has a soothing
personality. She prepares the queens unusualy hairstyles,
which can often take several hours to accomplish.
Eirtae comes from a wealthy prominant family where she was
brought up in the strict ways of protocol and etiquette.
She instructs the other handmaidens and often Amidala
herself on proper manners in certain situations.
Sabe is arguably the most important handmaiden. She is
the first choice to become the Queen's decoy should
any danger present itself. What qualities she and Amidala
do not share can be masked with elaborate costumes and
white makeup. The two have become adept to communicating
secretly so that while Sabe is Queen, she may carry
out Amidala's wishes. Sabe poses as the Queen during the
entire seige of Naboo and her true identity is not
revealed until their meeting with Boss Nass and the
Gungans. When Amidala is disguised as one of her
handmaidens, she takes the name of Padme Naberrie.
The handmaidens each own a specially designed blaster
so that they may protect the Queen in case of an attack
or any unexpected danger occurrs. However, on the
peaceful planet of Naboo, this is highly unlikely. Should there ever be a crisis, the handmaidens would react quickly, as they are watching Amidala every second
The outfits worn by the handmaidens are simple, contrasting
sharply with the ornate robes donned by Amidala. The
simple cloaks and dresses of the handmaidens are meant to
lend dignity as well as a sense of meekness. All of
these outfits are complimentary to Amidala's.