All the guests are people the Deputy Prime Minister has met over the last year and who have made a major contribution to society, their local communities, and the country.
The guests will all enjoy much-coveted seats for the ceremony, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Guests are as follows:
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:
I am absolutely delighted that through London 2012, I can give a little something back to a small but very impressive group of people who have done so much for local communities and our country.
Every day I meet inspirational people who give their all to good causes and for the benefit of others. I rarely get a chance to show them how grateful I am, how grateful we all are, for their dedication and selflessness.
I hope they all enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the greatest show on earth.