he seems intent on something. a decision he needs to make perhaps? because the lizard is sitting there beside him, and looking up at the top of the wand also, I feel it is symbolizing that he has a very important decision to make the will effect the king for a long time. Perhaps it is something that could call an end to his reign? lizards are symbolic of psychic perceptions, and because they are also known to be able to flee certain death by breaking off the end of their tale, maybe this lizard is there to remind our king of wands the same thing. possibly he can still escape certain death or certain reigning problems. this king, like the lizard shown is generally seen as being nimble and quick.
I didn't realize it was a lion on the shield. I could never figure out what it was! but, a lion makes a lot of sense since it's hanging in a kings room. thanks, prism.