Leia need not be 3 or 4 to remember her mother. Padme can and probably will still die at the end of Episode III. Leia's strong with the force remember. If the force can enable one to see the future and have intuitive feelings of people then all Leia needs is to be in contact with her mother at birth. Think of it. Luke is born first, is quickly taken away by Obi-Wan. Leia is born and Padme hangs on to her for just a little while because she is herself dying from complications during childbirth. This intimate contact that she shares with Leia (that Luke never received) is what makes Leia able to remember her vaguely. So there we have it. Luke and Leia seperated at birth, Leia's contact with Padme, Padme's death thereafter. Voila. Otherwise there is not sufficient resolution for padmes character in the saga. We would be left wondering in Ep 4 and 5 where the hell she went. [hr] Changed the title a little bit.