October 28, 2011 06:30 PM

Melissa McCarthy earned a crown – and a place among Hollywood royalty – at this year’s Emmy Awards. All she needed to become queen was a corgi.

Decked out in diamonds, McCarthy poses as Queen Elizabeth II after being named Entertainment Weekly’s “new queen of comedy” in the magazine’s Nov. 4 issue, where she accessorizes her stately ensemble with a member of the Queen’s favorite breed.

The smiling pair shares another photo spread inside the issue, which celebrates the actress’s contributions to pop culture with her scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids and Emmy-winning turn on Mike & Molly. But if these photos are any indication, the actress could face some serious competition from her cuddly costar!

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