At the end of Revenge Of The Sith, Leia was adopted by Bail Organa, following the death of her biological mother. At the end of Rogue One, Bail refers to Leia as being his daughter. During A New Hope, Leia is known as "Leia Organa, daughter of Bail Organa".

But did she know she was adopted by the Organa? Did she know that she's not the biological daugther of Bail Organa?

This could change the vision of the following scene: at the end of Return of the Jedi, Leia talks to Luke about her mother, and tells him that she was very beautiful... Did Leia talk about her birth mother? Or her adoptive mother?

  • The linked dupe question makes it very clear that Leia's adoption was public knowledge on Alderaan. I'm intrigued why people think this needs re-opening
    – Valorum
    Jul 26, 2018 at 17:10
  • The second half of your question is also a dupe. If you trimmed out the final paragraph and changed the question to "What does Leia know about the circumstances of her adoption?", this wouldn't be a dupe (and has a canonical answer)
    – Valorum
    Jul 26, 2018 at 17:15
  • IMHO my answer here: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/10931/… is one of the best possible answers to make based on the movies alone. I don't read many star wars novels and comics and can't keep track of which are canon. Jul 26, 2018 at 22:12

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Based on the exact line from the film I'm going to say yes.

From this question the line was:

Luke: Leia, do you remember your mother, your real mother?

Leia: Just a little bit. She died when I was very young.

Given the fact that

  1. Leia didn't say "what do you mean my real mother!?"
  2. And she follows up with "She died when I was very young"

I'm going to go with a definite yes


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