A question fans have been wrestling with since the prequels is, “How does Leia remember Padme if she died in childbirth?” Leia claims to have vague images and feelings of her real mother in Return of the Jedi, but how is this possible? The answer is given to us in the new book, The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis. Leia thinks to herself of having memories of love, closeness, and things she can’t fully describe. She finds it impossible to put the feelings into words, but she knows there was an undeniable connection to her real mother. A bond made of light. I think this builds well off of what we saw in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Obi-Wan remembers flashes of his own family. And then he tells Leia what he can about both Padme and Anakin at the end. I think his words as well as some sort of mystical memory thanks to the Force is enough to answer the question for me.
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