Much-loved weather forecaster and meteorologist Jane Bunn and soccer legend Archie Thompson have been crowned this year’s Moomba Monarchs by City of Melbourne Lord Mayor, Sally Capp.
“I’m thrilled to announce Jane and Archie as this year’s reigning Moomba Monarchs,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Moomba celebrates Melbourne culture, especially the city’s abundant entertainment and sporting credentials, making Jane and Archie the perfect fit to be wearing the coveted crowns.
Commenting on her title as Moomba Monarch, Jane Bunn said, “I’m absolutely over the moon to be crowned this year’s Moomba Queen. Having visited the festival as a child and over the years having broadcast live from the event providing Melburnians with the Moomba weather forecast, it’s a surreal feeling and an absolute honour to be crowned Monarch.”
Archie Thompson added, “I’m feeling like a kid in a candy store after being crowned this year’s Moomba King!”
The Moomba Festival will burst to life in Melbourne from March 8 – 11.