Princess Leia Organa faces many trials not only during her time with the Rebellion, but also afterward. The first personal challenge is dealing with her discovery that Luke Skywalker is her brother and Darth Vader AKA Anakin Skywalker is her biological Father.
Adopted and raised by Bail Organa of Alderaan, her skills led to her being both a leader of the Rebel Alliance and a chief architect of the New Republic. This led to unusual challenges, such as suitors wanting to marry her for political alliance, rather than love. Due to her duties to the Alliance, she seriously considered this but ultimately marries Han Solo.
Given the discovery of who her Father is, Leia is reluctant (if not outright afraid) to use her birthright of Force sensitivity and Jedi potential. She’s also afraid to have children.
This fear she eventually overcomes, and she has three, Jacen and Jaina (twins) and young Anakin, who she named, in part, to redeem her Father’s name and remind herself that great evil can be redeemed for good.
Leia Organa and her Career:
High points of Leia’s career include her becoming Chief of State of the New Republic for several decades, until right before a peace treaty is reached with the Empire. She also went on to become a full Jedi Knight.
The vast majority of stories after Return of the Jedi feature Leia, but here are some highlights:
Dealing with her relationship with Vader / Anakin as her biological father:
Truce at Bakura,
Planet of Twilight.
Birth of her children and it’s consequences:
Jedi Academy trilogy
Her past as a Princess of Alderaan:
Children of the Jedi
Razor’s Edge (rebellion era)
Star Wars Rebel Girl
DH Empire 5 and 6 – Princess, Warrior
DH Empire 20 and 21 – A Little Piece of Home