The Rev’d Prebendary William S. Scott, is an Anglican priest who currently serves within the Ecclesiastical Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom as Domestic Chaplain to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, Deputy Clerk of the Closet, Sub-Almoner, and Sub-dean of the Chapel Royal. As such, he is the only full-time clerical member of the Royal Household of the United Kingdom.
As Deputy Clerk of the Closet, Scott is responsible for assisting the Clerk of the Closet in advising the Private Secretary to the Sovereign on candidates to fill vacancies in the Roll of Chaplains to the Sovereign. As Sub-dean of the Chapel Royal, Scott is responsible for providing for the spiritual needs of the Sovereign and for overseeing the daily operations of the Chapel Royal including its choirs and staff of priests. As Sub-Almoner, Scott is responsible for the daily operations of the Royal Almonry, the alms giving office of the Royal Household. Among other functions, the Royal Almonry oversees the annual Royal Maundy Service, in which the Queen distributes small red and white purses of specially minted silver coins to retired pensioners.
Prior to 7 November 2007, William S. Scott served as the Chaplain of The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy and the Chaplain of the Royal Victorian Order. Previously, he has served as Vicar of the well known Anglo-Catholic church of St. Mary's Church, Bourne Street, London.