Royal Scott was the patriarch of the Scott family and the father of the late Dan and Keith Scott. He is also the grandfather of Nathan, Lucas and Lily and great grandfather to Jamie, Sawyer and Lydia.
Royal and May returned to Tree Hill for Dan's birthday which caused much distress to everyone involved. At dinner, Royal learned that Dan had faked his knee injury to get out of playing college basketball and May had helped Dan with the lie, leaving Royal disappointed. Royal was also revealed to have been secretly keeping up with the life of his eldest grandson, Lucas.