Brooklyn flies the nest to NYC university - but poor dad David just can't let go
David and Brooklyn Beckham (Picture: Splash – Mega Agency)

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you how hard it is to see their eldest child leave the nest for university – so is it any wonder that David Beckham has not left his son Brooklyn’s side as he settles in to a new chapter in New York City?

David, 42, and Brooklyn have been pictured strolling around Manhattan as 18-year-old Brooklyn gets his bearings with the city.

On Tuesday Brooklyn enrolled at the Parsons School Of Design where he will study photography after picking up his A-level results on Thursday August 17.

Brooklyn flies the nest to NYC university - but poor dad David just can't let go
Brooklyn enrolled on Tuesday (Picture: Splash)
Brooklyn flies the nest to NYC university - but poor dad David just can't let go
The pair wandered through Manhattan (Picture: Mega Agency)

Wearing a Soundgarden T-shirt in tribute to the late Chris Cornell, as well as a pale checked shirt and black jeans, Brooklyn also showed off a new darker hair do.

Brooklyn flies the nest to NYC university - but poor dad David just can't let go
David and Brooklyn Beckham (Picture: Mega Agency)

Mum Victoria shared a soppy tear-filled post with her son praising him for his ‘amazing’ exam results.

‘We are all so proud of you Brooklyn,’ she wrote underneath a picture of them together.

She added: ‘Amazing A level results and off to college (sic). We love you so much and will miss you. #yesiamcrying #emotional x.’

The budding photographer, who debuted his first photo book Brooklyn Beckham: What I See, told GQ that he was ‘nervous’ about moving to the Big Apple.

Opening up about spending the next four years in NYC, while his parents and siblings Romeo, 14, Cruz, 12 and Harper, six, stay in the UK, he said: ‘I’m nervous, and my mum’s upset about me leaving.

‘But it’s really exciting. I kind of live in the moment. I don’t think people in New York will annoy me, and I feel like when I go there, I’ll meet lifelong friends.’

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