Phil's advice : The king's expression is better on the original design. Incorporate more line of action and design the background so it works with the characters.
1. The wall is seriously working against the characters making them hard to read.
2. The bushes are to even in size and should be laid out better.
I really liked how he explained it, he said something like "Design backgrounds in the same way as the characters! They're just as important! Dammit!"