The Bank of England left the scale of its quantitative easing (QE) programme to boost the money supply unchanged at £375 billion.
The Bank also held interest rates at 0.5%.
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The Duke of Cambridge also laid a wreath to honour the victims before kick-off.
The mother of one of the Manchester attack victims has told of the distressing moment she found her daughter being treated after the attack.
Marjorie and Michael Cawdery, both 83, are understood to have been stabbed to death in a killing their family called "incomprehensible".