Via our friends at Rorate we read comments of the papal Master of Ceremonies, Msgr. Guido Marini.
Msgr. Marini commented on something many people wonder about: Will Benedict XVI celebrate the traditional Roman Rite in public?
According to Rome Reports there is no direct quote but, in the interview with Msgr. Marini there is a toss away comment:
He says that for now it is not expected that the pope will celebrate a mass according to rites prior to the Second Vatican Council.
I propose that if the Pontiff does not choose to be celebrant for the older form himself, he could perhaps consent to be present at a Pontifical Mass in one of the major Basilicas in Rome or, perhaps, for a pastoral visit to a parish in his diocese, he could be present at Holy Mass celebrated in the older form by the Cardinal Vicar at SS. Trinita dei Pelegrini. The Holy Father visits Roman parishes as a matter of his pastoral solicitude. He could visit the parish set up for the older forms of the sacraments as well.