Everyone focuses on how Leia looks like her mom, but she's definately got her dad's temperment. "Darth Vader, only you could be so bold." "Don't act so suprised, your highness, you weren't on any mercy mission this time.
The Queen's Handmaidens are an elite group. They aren't servants or pretty decorations for the court. They are chosen for their courage and intelligence. They would give their lives for the Queen and for Naboo. In other words, they aren't here to fetch me