>>Bear in mind that Padmé was born in 2398.
>I think I missed that bit of information.
As she nodded in reply to Her Majesty's courteous greeting,
Achika had to admit, if only to herself, that she didn't really like
Amidala all that much. She was certainly capable and confident,
despite her startling youth - Achika had heard that she was only
fourteen Standard years old! - but her manner was wooden and
impersonal, and she spoke in a rather harsh, stilted tone that
reminded Achika of a poorly socialized machine intelligence. On some
days she was better than others; today her tone was particularly cold,
- Road Movie to Naboo, part 1 (September, 2412)
When she first appears, Padmé Amidala is as she appeared in The Phantom Menace, more or less. Mind you, she's been elected queen of Naboo; she's legally an adult. (And legend has it she isn't the youngest monarch Naboo has ever elected.)
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